Trailer hauling pre-fab home tips on I-205 bridge

Trailer hauling pre-fab home tips on I-205 bridge

Credit: Photo courtesy of WSP Trooper Will Finn

Photo courtesy of WSP Trooper Will Finn

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by KGW.com Staff

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Posted on January 23, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 23 at 5:39 PM

PORTLAND -- A semi trailer hauling a manufactured home tipped over on the Glenn Jackson Bridge Thursday afternoon, causing major traffic delays in the southbound lanes of Interstate 205.

The driver said he was transporting the home from Vancouver to Milton-Freewater when he suddenly heard the sound of metal scraping.

"When I looked in my rear-view mirror, I could see it was tipping over in about a 45-degree angle," said truck driver Steve Nilson.  "This one actually came out pretty good.  I've seen them tip completely over and I'm thankful I locked my safety latch on the hitch this morning. Otherwise, it could have come off and gone over anyway."

Investigators said they believe the accident was caused by high winds.  No one was injured and the home amazing only sustained minor damage.

The right three lanes of the freeway were closed for just over an hour as emergency crews worked to move the trailer.

Boat traffic was also shut down as a result of the accident, then re-opened just after 1 p.m.

 

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