- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

JEFFERSON, Pa. (AP) - State police were trying to calculate the exact weight of a too-heavy water tanker that caused the deck of a historic southwestern Pennsylvania bridge to partially collapse.

The tanker truck owned by Bucccaneer Enterprises of Buckhannon, West Virginia, partially fell through the 136-year-old Pollocks Mills Bridge in Greene County on Sunday night.

The driver told police he didn’t see a weight limit when his GPS led him across the bridge, which has a 4-ton weight limit.

The truck was hauling water to a natural gas drilling site owned by EQT, for whom Buccaneer is a subcontractor. The tanker holds up to 4,200 gallons - which alone would weigh more than 17 tons - though the company has said the tractor-tanker wasn’t completely full.

The truck was removed Monday.


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