State bridge damaged
By Eddie West
The James E. Fisher Bridge, located on Highway 70/Lebanon Highway in the Rome community, was damaged during an accident, Wednesday afternoon.
The bridge’s truss was reportedly struck by a county highway department dump truck with its bed raised.
The driver of the dump truck had just dumped dirt at a location yards from the bridge, taking off without lowering the truck’s bed, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
The raised bed struck a steel, truss beam over the state transportation department bridge.
The beam was bent upon impact.
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