Bridge Crashes Through Car Windshield

Friday, May 31, 2013  |  Updated 8:02 AM EDT
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Bridge Crashes Through Car Windshield

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Three people escaped unharmed after a chunk of a bridge fell off and hit their sport-utility vehicle.

Kristian Batts was heading to a cookout Thursday night in Carbondale, Pa. when suddenly something hit her windshield.

She and two passengers were driving out of Scranton when a chunk of the Harrison Avenue Bridge fell through the windshield of her 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe, sending shards of glass into the vehicle.

The Times-Tribune reports no one was hurt.

"I was driving under the bridge and I saw some debris on the ground. I drove through that and all of a sudden a big rock came through the window," Batts told the paper.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spokesman James May says the 91-year-old bridge was examined Thursday night and found to be structurally sound. He says workers determined the 8-inch piece of concrete was part of a decorative facade. The bridge will remain open for now.

The bridge is set to be replaced by a $14-million, 3-span steel-plate bridge in 2014.
 

 


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