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Another Semi Hits Jackson Covered Bridge

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Park County, IN, July 22, 2011 - A second semi-tractor and trailer has damaged the Jackson covered bridge in the past three weeks, but this time the driver was apprehended by police and taken to jail.

Last Friday, July 15, Parke County Deputies were called to a second incident involving an overweight truck driving through the Jackson Covered Bridge.

Witnesses gave a description of the truck which was later spotted passing through Rockville. The truck had broken the three "X" braces which were not damaged by the first truck which had gotten stuck in the bridge June 27.

Both drivers claimed their GPS units had directed them through the bridge.

The bridge was reopened when the investigation was completed. The county has ordered signs to redirect heavey truck traffic around the bridge.

[This item shared by James Crouse - Ed.]

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