Dump truck driver cited after collision on York Bridge; repairs cost over a million dollars

YORK COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) – The driver of a dump truck that hit the Queen Street overpass in York County has been cited for a traffic violation, according to a law enforcement document. the order of Pennsylvania.

The dump truck was traveling on I-83 north on August 24 when its bed, which was raised at an angle of about 45 degrees, struck the Queen Street Bridge, according to Pennsylvania State Police at York.

The truck was driven by a 52-year-old man who was taken to York Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He was charged with a careless driving offence, according to PSP York.

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Debris from the impact also shattered the front window of a nearby BMW X1, and a Mazda CX3 suffered minor front end damage, PSP York reports.

A PennDOT spokesperson said several cuts had to be made in order to remove the rig from the truck. The overpass and I-83 were closed while the truck was removed and the damaged bridge stabilized.

PennDOT estimates it will cost between $1.1 million and $1.5 million to fix the Queen Street overpass. The department expects to complete the design by the end of September, but construction may not begin until late 2022 or early 2023.

I-83 and Queen Street may be closed for a few weekends to remove damaged beams and replace them, said PennDOT district press secretary Dave Thompson, and the work is expected to take a few months in total.

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