Eleven Hours, Hydraulic Lifts and Four Trucks: How a Semi Trailer Wedged Under a Bridge Was Finally Removed on Interstate 5
Stuck: WSDOT Still Assessing Damage; Road Remains Open
It took several hours, four trucks and a number of hydraulic lifts, but a Semi Trailer Wedged Under a Bridge over Interstate 5 Tuesday was finally removed early Wednesday morning.
“Getting that truck out was very, very complicated,” said Bart Treece, spokesman for the Washington State Department of Transportation. “It is more complicated than just letting the air out of the tires.”
The bridge appears to have escaped with minimal damage. So far, only a few scrapes have been found, Treece said. WSDOT crews are continuing to assess the damage, but the overpass is open for traffic.
“We’re fortunate there wasn’t more damage to the overpass and no one was hurt,” he said.