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US71:
The Dale Bend Bridge over the Petit Jean River north of Ola, Arkansas was lost to an overweight truck last night. His GPS  told him to go that way despite the bridge being rated for only 5 tons.  This happens far too often, IMO.

Chris:
https://www.fox16.com/news/state-news/semi-falls-through-yell-co-bridge-into-river-driver-escapes-unharmed/1741296911

The bridge had a weight limit of 6 tons according to photos from this report. A fully loaded semi weighs 80,000 lbs = 40 tons.

Max Rockatansky:
Didn't this just happen in Indiana last year with a similar type of bridge?

US71:

--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on January 31, 2019, 09:45:30 AM ---Didn't this just happen in Indiana last year with a similar type of bridge?

--- End quote ---

We've lost at least two other bridges in Arkansas due to stupid drivers:
Fryer's Ford Bridge
Two Mile Creek Bridge

We had a close call a couple months ago when a tour bus crossed the Beaver Bridge. ARDOT inspected the bridge. fixed a couple problems (not sure if related) then reopened the bridge.

mgk920:
I'm seriously wondering how close we are to getting a federal rule that would prohibit GPS-based navigation instruments from being possessed in the cabs of CDL vehicles.

 :verymad:

Mike

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