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Big rig hits bridge on 10 Freeway in Fontana

Thursday, September 05, 2013

A big rig driver crashed into a bridge on the 10 Freeway in Fontana Thursday, forcing the closure of westbound lanes and causing a major traffic backup.

The crash happened just before 5 p.m. as rush hour was getting underway. The driver of a tractor trailer hit the underside of the bridge at Citrus Avenue.

The big rig was carrying a skip loader, which hit the bridge and caused scaffolding and other building material to fall onto the freeway.

Authorities shut down the wesbound side of the freeway for several hours. Lanes reopened around 9:20 p.m.

Five months ago, two big rigs carrying heavy construction equipment hit the same bridge. That crash caused a three-hour closure of freeway lanes.

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