A 114-year-old wood plank bridge collapsed into a river when a man from Red Lake Falls drove a semi with an overweight load onto the span southwest of Grand Forks, North Dakota. The Sheriff’s Office says a 14-ton weight limit was marked on the historic bridge, and estimated the weight of the truck and its load at about 42 tons. The truck’s owner tells the Star Tribune his driver was new to the area and following G-P-S “to a fault.” 58-year-old Michael Dodds was given an overload citation of 11-thousand-400 dollars. He has two previous overload citations in Clay and Anoka counties in Minnesota.
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