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VIDEO: Truck Dangles Off Bridge After Driver Ignores Barricades

12:00 PM, Jun 29, 2010   |    comments
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TULSA, Okla. (KOTV) -- The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Tulsa Fire Department were called to the Inner Dispersal Loop in downtown Tulsa early Tuesday morning after a driver crashed his pickup truck on a bridge undergoing reconstruction.

OHP troopers say it appears an unidentified driver drove the pickup truck around barricades at the Cincinnati Street exit and then drove out on a bridge which had no decking, just steel beams.

The bridge is located on the northeast corner of the IDL.

The pickup truck fell between two beams and was only being held up by wires high above the ground.

It took Tulsa firefighters and construction crews several hours to get the truck into position, so they could lower it to the ground.

The Burlington North-Santa Fe railroad lines, which run under the bridge, were closed to rail traffic while crews got the truck off the bridge

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is now inspecting the bridge and its decking for damage.

OHP is not sure about the driver. When crews found the truck, the driver was no where to be found. Troopers are not sure if the driver was hurt.

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