Tipped Semi Causes No Injuries, No Damage to Mackinac Bridge
A semi tractor-trailer that tipped over on the Mackinac Bridge last week caused no injuries and left the bridge undamaged according to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
MDOT said that shortly after 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 18th, a fast-moving front swept through the Straits of Mackinac. Winds at the Bridge quickly went from over 20 mph – which is a wind warning mode – to gusts up to 79 mph. Bridge crews had been dispatched to pick up construction barrels that had blown out of place from lane closures on the bridge when they were notified a semi had tipped over on its side on the bridge.
Crews located the semi and found no one was injured and there was no damage to the bridge. Only railing paint had been scratched. Officials temporarily closed the bridge for about three-and-a-half fours to allow for the truck to be safely towed off the bridge.