Alabama authorities say that a trucker did half a million dollars worth of damage when he tried to take his 30 ton truck over a bridge rated for three tons.
Trucker Led Astray By GPS
The incident happened just before 8 p.m on Wednesday in Cullman County, Alabama.
30 TON DOLLAR GENERAL BIG RIG
Crumples 3 Ton Bridge On County Road 821
Initial Repair/Replacement Bill Estimated Near $500,000
Incident involved a 53 foot Dollar General (DG) 18-wheeler with a significantly merchandise loaded box trailer weighing 30 tons.https://t.co/7Ue3R0JO83 pic.twitter.com/8uGekE6cR7
— Cullman Today (@CullmanToday) February 23, 2018
According to a report from Cullman Today, a trucker was trying reach a location in Jones Chapel, but his GPS device sent him across the County Road 821 bridge — which was built in the 1940’s and is only rated for three ton vehicles.
The thirty ton truck demolished the bridge, causing a partial collapse that will cost an estimated $500,000 to repair.
It isn’t clear whether the truck driver will face charges.
The bridge is closed until further notice.