A pair of out-of-state moving trucks caused significant but non-structural damage to a covered bridge in Lyndon Sunday, September , local and social media reports say.
According to the Caledonian-Record, and as confirmed by video posted on YouTube, a Penske moving truck tried to cross the Rte. covered bridge, only to to have the box stuck. The truck stopped momentarily, then proceeded – causing facia boards to come. A couple of hours later, another Penske truck emerged from the other direction. It, too, was stuck and caused even more fascia board to fall to the roadway as it passed through. A second Penske truck then approaches the bridge but backs up and takes another route.
The Caledonian-Record reports that Lyndonville police located both drivers at the Colonnade, a local motel, that afternoon and fined them both $5000. The trucks reportedly had Indiana license plates.
The actio was caught on nearby surveillance video and published on the Covered Bridge Accidents YouTube channel, which has other postings of vehicular collisions at that bridge and others. It also has footage of a man apparently jumping out of a truck onto the deck of the bridge, also on Sunday, September 24. Lyndonville PD reportedly investigated that incident as well.