Historic Long Grove bridge hit again for a total of 50 incidents since it reopened

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Sunday, June 11, 2023
Long Grove covered bridge hit for 50th time since reopening
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The historic Long Grove bridge was hit again for the 50th time since it reopened.

LONG GROVE, Ill. (WLS) -- The historic Long Grove covered bridge was struck again on Saturday afternoon.

The historic covered bridge has now been hit 50 times. The 48th time happened last Friday, and the 49th was on Monday.

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The Lake County Sheriff's Department said the 48th and 49th crashes were relatively minor and in both cases the drivers were cited.

There are orange warning flags posted every few feet before the bridge, "No trucks or buses" signs and plenty of other signage warning of the 8 ft. 6 in. clearing.

Before it reopened in 2020, the bridge had been closed for two years to repair major damage from yet another crash. It was rebuilt with steel reinforcements so now the vehicles take the brunt of the damage, not the bridge.

The video in the player above is from a previous report.