A trucker lived to tell the tale after tipping onto a railing and nearly falling off of a bridge in Washington state during high winds on Monday.
It looks like a semi truck has tipped onto the railing of the Deception Pass bridge. It’s gusting 56 mph over here! pic.twitter.com/PPS5HyDPJ5
— Emily Gilbert (@m_l_e_gilbert) November 15, 2021
The incident occurred around 1 p.m. in Island County, Washington.
A semi truck traveling north on Highway 20 over the Deception Pass bridge was tipped and came to a rest against the bridge railing. The drop off of the bridge is approximately 180 feet, according to local outlet KOMO News.
Washington State Patrol Trooper Rocky Oliphant said that the truck driver was able to get out of the vehicle and wasn’t seriously hurt.
— Benjamin Jurkovich (@BenjaminJurkovi) November 16, 2021
Removal of the truck took hours due to windy conditions and the northbound lanes remained closed for much of the day on Monday.
Wind gusts of more than 50 m.p.h. were recorded in Washington on Monday.
A semi-truck tipped onto the railing of the Deception Pass Bridge, which sits 180 feet above Puget Sound. Video by Michaela Johnson
— KING 5 News (@KING5Seattle) November 16, 2021