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Fallasburg Covered Bridge Damaged

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August 22, 2013 Vergennes Township, MI - Damaged but not destroyed. Local officials called the damage "minor" following a detailed inspection. The Fallasburg Covered Bridge survived an encounter with a cement truck carrying a total wight of 32 tons on Wednesday. The posted limit was 3 tons but apparently the driver did not pay attention to the warning. As a result of the accident the driver was issued a ticket and a large fine of $5,580. The bridge was opened the next day.

The Fallasburg bridge was built in 1871 using a Brown truss to cross the Flat River in Lowell, Michigan.

Here are two web links to articles complete with a local news channel video account of the incident:

[Our thanks to Tom Keating for sharing the story - Ed.]

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