Lehigh Valley

Truck driver charged with damaging bridge

Officials: truck was 56,000 lbs. over the weight limit

SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. - A truck driver has been charged with damaging a bridge in Lehigh County.

Officials say Robert Wolkowicz, 48, of Coopersburg, turned himself in to police Thursday.

Investigators say Wolkowicz drove his fuel tanker over the bridge on Wehr Mill Road in South Whitehall Township on July 25th.

Officials say the truck was 56,360 lbs. over the posted weight restrictions, and the bridge was damaged.

Wolkowicz is charged with criminal mischief, a third-degree felony. He's also facing a fine of more than $16,000.

The bridge remains closed to traffic.

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