CRESCO, Iowa — They put those weight limit signs on bridges for a reason, apparently.
A bridge in toppled into the Upper Iowa River when grain truck tried crossing it while carrying 10 times the weight the span said it was designed to carry, police said.
The driver was uninjured, but the small bridge was totally destroyed and had entirely fallen into the river with the truck on top of it.
County officials said the truck was carrying approximately 30 tons of feed grain and that the driver appeared to have missed the large signs clearly stating the bridge could only hold three tons.
Officials in Wiinneshiek County say it will take some time to clear the debris and until then, warned canoers and kayakers to avoid that stretch of the river. Motorists were also advised to come up with alternate routes for some time until the bridge can be rebuilt.