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18-wheeler strikes bridge over Western Boulevard

Posted March 9, 2011

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— An 18-wheeler transporting a large piece of construction equipment struck the Pullen Road bridge over Western Boulevard in Raleigh Wednesday morning, police said.

One westbound lane of Western Boulevard remains closed as crews clean up wreckage.

The bridge has been reopened since state Department of Transportation inspectors have determined it is safe for use, police said.

All westbound lanes of Western Boulevard and the Pullen Road bridge were closed for about an hour-and-a-half.

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  • albritton76 Mar 9, 2011

    The load was too high for the bridge. The bridge is at least legal height (which is 13'6").

  • tobywilliamson58 Mar 9, 2011

    Sure, go ahead with the brime jokes. It is all in fun till someone slips on a pile on the side of the road and gets hurt!!

  • oMzziG123 Mar 9, 2011

    Didn't you folks know that he was delivering the bridge and he ran out of gas.

  • sammyg Mar 9, 2011

    I love the brime comments that keep popping up! LOL!!

  • csw Mar 9, 2011

    It was probably caused by the brime. LOL

  • bj2o1o Mar 9, 2011

    I wonder if the bridge is too low or if the load was too high?

  • mochabrown Mar 9, 2011

    I'm sure this driver's job is gone.

  • LovemyPirates Mar 9, 2011

    Was the bridge itself hit or the structure that holds up the bridge?

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Mar 9, 2011

    ooopppsss!!!!