Historic Vt. Covered Bridge Damaged by Oversized Truck

The driver told police GPS directions called for a trip across the bridge/

Part of a road in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom was closed Thursday, after a historic covered bridge was badly damaged by an oversized truck.

Lyndonville Police provided Vermont news agencies with video from a neighbor's home that showed a truck going through the Miller's Run Bridge Thursday morning, taking out support beams on one side. Police said beams that are part of the roof also shifted.

Investigators said the driver was making a delivery and told them GPS directions called for a trip across the covered bridge.

Chief Jack Harris of the Lyndonville Police Department told necn affiliate NBC 5 News that engineers will be called in to look at the bridge and assess its structural soundness.

Harris told NBC 5 the driver was accused of a driving violation, and was issued a court citation.

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