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TAR HEEL, NC (WECT) – The Tar Heel Bridge that runs over the Cape Fear River will be closed for up to two months following a weekend accident.
According to Drew Cox with the Department of Transportation, the bridge sustained significant damage when a truck that was too small tried to pass, hitting the overhead support pieces of the bridge.
The accident happened early Saturday morning, but the truck is still stuck on the bridge while DOT officials from Raleigh try to determine the safest way to remove the truck.
Cox says once the truck is removed, they will begin to determine what repair work is necessary to keep the bridge operable.
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