Infamous Long Grove Bridge hit by Amazon Prime truck in 45th crash since 2020 rebuild

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Monday, March 27, 2023
Truck crash: Amazon Prime truck stuck under Long Grove Bridge
The Long Grove Bridge was hit for the 45th time since a 2020 rebuild.

LONG GROVE, Ill. (WLS) -- The historic Long Grove Bridge is back open Monday morning after an Amazon truck got stuck underneath it Sunday evening.

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Police said there are numerous signs warning drivers of the height restrictions.

This was the latest of many incidents involving the north suburban bridge, also known as the Robert Parker Coffin Bridge. The National Historic Landmark has been hit 45 times since the bridge reopened in 2020 after a two-year rebuild.

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The Amazon driver told police he thought he would meet clearance driving under the famed covered bridge. The vehicle struck the bridge and got stuck underneath.

A towing agency arrived and removed the truck from the scene, according to police. The roadway was closed for about an hour.

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Investigators said there was no structural damage to the bridge from the impact.