Trucker Ignores Weight Restriction - Destroys Historic Bridge

A trucker pulling a trailer loaded with beans caused a historic, 113-year-old bridge to collapse near Grand Forks, North Dakota.

The driver, identified as Michael Dodds, took the 2005 Peterbilt truck tractor across a 56-foot long bridge across the Goose River, around 1.5 miles southwest of Northwood at 1:15 p.m. Monday.

The bridge was rated for 14 ton gross maximum weight. Dodd's truck? It weighed just over 43 tons,according to the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office.

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