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Bridge takes another lickPosted Friday, January 27, 2012, at 10:56 AM
Emergency workers look over damage from the latest crash on the U.S. 41A North bridge near Old Unionville Road. (T-G Photo by David Melson)
This (Friday, Jan. 27) morning's crash is just the latest. I was told the metal guard rail in the photo above had just been repaired Thursday.
Vehicles have hit the bridge on both ends, hit head-on on the bridge, run off embankments near the bridge...the list goes on and on.
Another driver and I took out five deer at one time one night back in the '90s just a few hundred yards up the road.
And nearly 10 years ago a driver was pinned in a car for several days before being discovered off an embankment near River Ranch Estates, just up the road.
There's got to be some answers on why so many wrecks happen on a straight stretch of highway. I'm still trying to figure it out.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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