The Government Bridge railroad bridge on Harrison St. in Davenport, IA, has been dubbed “the truck-eating bridge” by the local media because the bridge “is prolific in its appetite for wayward semis and their drivers who don’t see the warnings in time,” according to a report in the Quad City Times.
On Monday the bridge “ate” another hapless victim due to GPS misdirection caused by highway construction in the area. There have been four truck accidents at the bridge since construction began on River Drive in late August. The most recent crash into the bridge occurred when the truck driver was accidently directed to Rock Island Arsenal rather than the actual destination in Rock Island by GPS.
“The construction down on River Drive is throwing off their GPS,” Rock Island Arsenal Police Chief Larry Blocker said of truck drivers. “They need to be aware of their surroundings.”