Oops! Trucker blames GPS for crossing pedestrian bridge in historic park

By Land Line staff | 11/12/2014

A truck driver reportedly told the Milwaukee Sheriff’s Office that his GPS is to blame for routing him over a pedestrian bridge in an historic park. The truck got stuck on the narrow walkway and needed to be towed out, but fortunately, no one was injured and the truck and bridge did not collapse into the ravine below.

WISN in Milwaukee posted a series of photos from the scene that show the truck lodged on a pedestrian bridge in Lake Park, which houses the North Point Lighthouse. According to the report, the trucker somehow made it across one of the two Lions Bridges before getting stuck on the second one.

The 50-year-old driver for Paschall Truck Lines Inc. was reportedly charged with failure to obey signs and reckless driving.

The lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Lions Bridges were closed to traffic in the 1960s, according to the report.

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