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Police: Oversized truck may have damaged covered bridge in Lehigh County

Published On: Jul 27 2014 01:07:49 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 28 2014 06:43:01 AM EDT

Covered bridge closed for inspection


The historic Wehr's Mill Covered Bridge in South Whitehall Township is closed until Lehigh County officials determine if the bridge was structurally compromised.

Police said the bridge was closed after a tractor-trailer weighing four times the 10-ton legal limit, passed over it on Friday.

Police said it's possible the bridge is still safe for travel, but want Lehigh County inspectors to make a formal determination.

Police said they are investigating to determine if the tractor-trailer driver should be cited.