1-585 Interstate highway, South Carolina
A truck transporting a large boom lift struck a bridge over the 1-585 Interstate highway in South Carolina last week, moving one of the bridge decks over a meter and a half.
The damage on the boom lift is surprising light given the impact
The bridge deck was moved over 1.5 meters
The incident occurred last Monday near Spartanburg when a JLG Ultra Boom, owned by Ahern Rentals and transported by a private contractor, passed underneath the bridge at speed, ripping the lift off the trailer and moving the deck.
The bridge was built in 1957 and had a clearance of 13ft 10” or 4.2 metres. Thankfully no one was injured in the incident.
The bridge was damaged beyond repair
The bridge section has now been removed and the Interstate reopened. Police said that the driver of the tractor-trailer has been charged with discharging his load on the highway.
The truck looks as though it was from a third party hauler
Category: Accident Report