GPS sends 30 ton truck over 3 ton bridge

Common sense is a whole lot more valuable than GPS.

GPS sends 30 ton truck over 3 ton bridge

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.

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.