September 27, 2012

Our Covered Bridge


Our local covered bridge was under attack by a semi truck!!!!
 
 
Our local covered bridge, built in 1873, had a semi truck go all the way through it causing $100,000 in damages . . . 
 

The driver of the semi said his GPS took him that way. Of course, he didn't stop when he heard the first crashing of wood but kept on driving through then tried to get away from the accident.  Oh did I forget to mention that the truck exceeded the height limit on the bridge? I don't get this at all??!! . . .

 
The driver of the semi was arrested on a felony charge of criminal mischief. We had heard from the local residents that the driver tried to flee the scene and had no license. Lucky for the community because someone saw the accident and followed the truck and he was caught. Today structural engineers were contacted to assess the condition of the bridge.

We are in disbelief about this happening? Mom said if she read this in a book she wouldn't think it was a good book because that would be something soooooooo stupid no one would do that, guess she is wrong on that thinking. I guess truth is stranger than fiction.

32 comments:

FURKIDSMOM said...

What was he thinking???? Oh wait...maybe he wasn't thinking at all!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Tamir

Simba said...

Oh, Gracie, how awful! Poor Bridge!

Marilynn said...

Good grief! They need to have logic and reading comprehension tests for people who use GPS without thinking!! =(

Marilynn

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Mom is wondering if it took him off of a cliff would he have gone over the cliff?

www.shelter-cats.com said...

How sad and really really stupid.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

he had to have been drunk. Was he? so sad about the bridge but at least a life wasn't lost

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Was the driver high on something?

If true, that shows the bad side of trusting a GPS. Guess they don't have a special one for semis.

That's a shame. Quite a bit of damage.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

We have heard from the locals that he was in a bar and asked directions. He was given the route that was put in next to the covered bridge to keep heavy traffic off of that road. There is more to this story than we are hearing in the news for sure. Oh, he had no license either.

The Island Cats said...

That's just awful! We hope the bridge can be fixed.

Prancer Pie said...

Are you sure you're not from here? That sounds exactly like something some redneck here would do. (we mean redneck in the nicest pawssible way) We hope your beautiful bridge is restored ASAP.

Oui Oui said...

Really, what was that ignoramus thinking? I'm so glad he was arrested, he was criminally stupid. I hope they can repair the bridge, and he pays for it. Just another entitled, self centered cretin.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

That's awful! What an idiot. :-(

Cat said...

What an idiot!!!! We hope your beautiful bridge gets fixed up soon.

Sankissjuice said...

Hehe, I know I shouldn't laugh but whoever did this must be high on something. It's like the kind of news Molly would cover, so ludicrous, it is almost unbelievable. So glad he got caught.

Sankissjuice

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Oh my gosh! What an idiot! I hope it can be saved!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

OMC!! That is INCREDIBLE!! I hope he or his company are accountable for the damage!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

How RIDICULOUS! Just because he has the GPS doesn't mean he should put his brain in storage. How very silly. I hope the authorities make him / his company responsible for the damages.

The Cat Realm said...

the sad part is that our maid doesn't even seem to be surprised.
the good part is that the moron will at least be charged with a felony. the bad part is that there are plenty of these retards out there....

Islay said...

Gracie, even in my young years I have come to the realisation that the extent of human stupidity remains untested! We must not be too hard on them - they are only humans, after all - we cannot expect them to know what we know and to have the common sense that we do!

licks&slobberz
Islay

Kea said...

Gracie, sad to say, there's no limit to the stupidity of human beings.

-Nicki and Derry's mom (Fuzzy Tales)

Alasandra, The Cats and A Dog said...

That is so sad, the Mom loves old bridges. We hopes it can be fixed. Mommy said GPS are good for smart people who are smart enough to know you don't blindly follow a talking boxes instructions but in the hands of idiots are dangerous things indeed.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

What a SHAME... and SHAME on that driver. I hope it gets fixed up.

Brian said...

That is just so sad and there is no excuse for that at all.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

gracie; N we say burds R stooooooooooopid.....well, they R....but this takes de cake N we dont meen a good cake either....glad him was catched

Ginger Jasper said...

Stupid man and I hope they can fix the lovely bridge.. Hugs GJ xx

Avalons Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Oh Gracie!! dat iz jus Awful!! da mom sayz she haz a name fur dat "Stupid" person who did dat....., but we told her she couldn't say dat!!
We so Sorry your Bridge got ruined , we hope it can be fixed.... ^..^

Purrz & Kissez~
♥♥xoxo♥♥

Cheri said...

Truth is ALWAYS stranger than fiction. Thanks for coming to our party!

cats of wildcat woods

~*Connie*~ said...

there are lots and lots of stories of people doing stupid things 'because of the GPS'. this one has to be the stupidest ever though..

meowmeowmans said...

Oh no! That is so sad, Gracie!

We have a railroad trestle here, and about twice a year a trucker ignores the height warning and gets a truck stuck under it. So stupid!

Tamago said...

Oh no, that's horrible! It's good the driver was caught and hopefully he wouldn't do such thing again.
Poor bridge, though...I hope it'll be fixed.

Oskar said...

Yeah, he seems like one of the not so bright peeps!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Laila and Minchie said...

What a very sad sight! What an idiot! Mom saw a landscaper truck and his huge trailer take out a Burger King drive thru once. She was behind it and was just praying her car would be okay, which is was because she knew what was going to happend and stayed way back.