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.