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Towed Excavator Damages Historic Bridge In Connecticut

The historic West Cornwall Bridge in Cornwall, Connecticut.
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The historic West Cornwall Bridge in Cornwall, Connecticut.

The boom of an excavator truck crashed into a historic covered bridge in Cornwall, Connecticut, this week.

State police said the West Cornwall Bridge sustained significant non-structural damage to its wooden support structures on Tuesday.

State troopers said a Department of Transportation safety inspection found no impact on the integrity of the bridge.

The driver of the pickup truck that was towing the excavator was charged with motor vehicle violations.

Clare is a former news fellow with WSHU Public Radio.