CLEVELAND - The truck driver who Cleveland police say hit a pedestrian bridge above Interstate 90 has been charged.
On Saturday, a truck from Big Blue Trucking was in the westbound lanes on I-90 with its trailer raised when it struck the pedestrian bridge near East 117th Street, police said. Crews had to dismantle the seriously damaged bridge while the highway was closed in both directions over the weekend.
The driver, 35-year-old Michael Edwards, was charged with two counts of failure to control, driving an unsafe vehicle and shifting with loose loads.
The dump truck flipped during the crash, but no injuries were reported.
Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek said it will cost more than $5 million to replace the pedestrian bridge and ODOT has not agreed to rebuild it.