An old cast iron Bridge in Paoli, Indiana, collapsed on Friday afternoon, after being struck by the top of a tractor trailer.

The impact caused parts of the bridge to fall into the Lick Creek below. The truck also got wedged in the bridge’s remains, creating a difficult situation for cleanup crews.

According to, officials are trying to figure out the best way to remove the truck and trailer from the collapsed bridge.


The driver of the truck, and her passenger, were not injured.

The bridge is currently blocked off and has been deemed unusable. Drivers will need to find an alternate route until it’s repaired.


Reader Zack Curtis sent in the following Google Maps screen shot indicating the bridge had a 6 ton limit, plus a ‘no trucks’ sign.