LONG GROVE, Ill. (CBS) — The covered bridge in north suburban Long Grove was hit by a vehicle this week.
The bridge had been wrecked in 2018 and had to close for repairs for two years.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Mainly Clear And Not As Cold Sunday Night
The Lake County Sheriff’s office said a truck hit the bridge Monday afternoon. Deputies rushed to the scene soon after the call was made at 4:30 p.m.
A witness, Jeffery Taylor, posted video of the accident to Facebook.
The truck driver did not realize the height of the bridge and was issued two citations.READ MORE: At Least 20 Shot, 2 Killed In Weekend Violence In Chicago
The well-known bridge was built in 1906 and added to the national register of historic places in 2018. But only 16 days after getting the distinction a box truck crashed into the bridge causing $1 million in damage.
Ryan Messner, the Vice President of Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association, said at the time that a trucker drove onto the bridge while 9,000 pounds overweight after blowing a stop sign and ignoring three “No Truck” signs.Boy, 11, Shot And Wounded In West Pullman; He Is Second Child Shot In Area Within Week
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