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Truck Damages Stillwater Lift Bridge

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A construction truck driving on the Stillwater Lift Bridge yesterday damaged 11 beams due to the boom on the truck. The boom was too tall for the bridge beams.

About 11 beams were damaged by the boom of the truck as it drove on the bridge. The tops of at least four of the beams were bent upward.

The truck was traveling from Wisconsin to Minnesota . The driver made it about 1/3 of the way across the bridge before he stopped the truck.

No one was injured by the accident. The bridge was closed for about two hours and traffic was rerouted. the bridge goes over the St. Croix River. It is unknown what kind of repairs the bridge will need. No charges have been filed and the police are still investigating.