A historic North Dakota bridge, dating back to 1906, fell on Monday after a tractor-trailer serving beans and exceeding the weight limit passed here, the Office of the Grand Forks County Sheriff & # 39; s in a statement.
is at the National Registrar of Historic Places, which covers the Goose River and is rated for 14 tonnes of gross weight, marked in structure, according to the sherrif office. The weight of the big rig was over 43 tonnes or 86,750 pounds, the sheriff said.
Officials estimate that it would cost between $ 800,000 and $ 1 million to replace the bridge.
The 2005 Peterbilt truck driver was identified as Michael Dodds, and he was not injured. An overload citation of $ 11,400 was given, the sheriff's office said in a statement.
The sheriff's office said that the incident was investigated. A telephone number for Dodds can not be found Monday night.
The collapse of the bridge across the southwestern town of Northwood took place around 1:15 p.m. the local time, and when the deputies arrived, the truck trailer was hanging in the west, according to the sheriff's office.
Photos released by the sheriff's office showed a 56-foot bridge partially crashing, with a trailer hanging
Northwood is a town of 950 25 miles southwest of Grand Forks.
The sheriff's office was not named bridge, but said it was a-a-half-mile southwest of Northwood.
A bridge in that area and dating back to 1906, also 56 feet long, called Northwood Bridge and also known as Goose River Bridge, is called historical on application documents at the National Register of Historic Places during 1997 as it is the oldest documented bridge in Grand Forks County.
Northwood Bridge is a pin connected to the Pratt half-hip pony truss, and the Pratt design has been widely used in North Dakota and throughout the country in the early 20th century, according to appl documents of scheduling.
Documents from 1997 say the bridge is owned and maintained by Grand Forks County. Emails to county commissioners are not immediately returned Monday.