BATH – We are learning more information about the car that plunged off an overpass in bath injuring a mother and her 12-year-old son. Police now say the crash is weather related.
Orange barrels line the bridge where part of a guard rail once stood. It came down with the SUV Monday afternoon which landed on the bed of a truck below.
The Maine Department of Transportation chief engineer, Joyce Taylor said the bridge and railing were last inspected in January. She doesn’t think it failed in this situation.
“What I do think is that bridge railing is not designed for every single impact angle, every force and something different happened here, I don’t know what that is yet but I don’t think that this railing could withstand that angle and the level of force that happened.” Taylor also stated.
The bridge is scheduled to be replaced next month.
DOT officials were back on scene last night inspecting the area and replacing that guardrail.