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Pennsylvania bridge closed after oversized load gets stuck


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is asking drivers to expect a long term closure following a bridge strike in Troy Township on Wednesday.

The bridge strike occurred late in the morning on June 12 on the bridge carrying Route 6 over Sugar Creek in Troy Township, Pennsylvania.

Images shared from the scene show that the truck’s oversized load came partially off the trailer and is lodged in the bridge structure.

WETM reports that the item being transported is an empty water tank used in natural gas drilling.

PennDOT advises that Route 6 closed in both directions between Route 4017 (Leona Road) and Route 3034 (Mud Creek Road). The closure is expected to be long term.

The detour route has drivers using Leona Road, Route 4014 (Springfield Road), and Route 14.


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