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

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jul 27 2014 12:07:49 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 28 2014 05:43:01 AM CDT

Covered bridge closed for inspection

SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. -

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.