W.Va. firm paying $245,000 for damaging historic bridge in Greene County

JEFFERSON, Pa. — A West Virginia firm has agreed to pay $245,000 to help repair a historic bridge in Greene County, Pa., that was damaged by a water tanker that exceeded the span’s 4-ton weight limit.

The driver of the Buccaneer Enterprises Inc. truck has already been fined more than $10,000 for exceeding the weight limit and disregarding a traffic signal before driving the 16.5-ton truck onto the Pollocks Mills Bridge on Sept. 29.

The truck caused the bridge deck to partially collapse.

The truck was hauling water to a natural gas drilling site owned by EQT, for whom Buccaneer is a subcontractor.

The 136-year-old bridge spanning Ten Mile Creek is one of the oldest metal truss bridges in the state.

The Greene County commissioners approved the settlement last week. 

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