Last Updated on March 26, 2022 2:53 pm
A landmark, and many would say historical, fixture in the Valle Crucis community was removed Wednesday evening.
The pedestrian bridge, crossing over Broadstone Road from Camp Broadstone, was removed after sustaining damage. Multiple sources confirm to WataugaOnline.com that a tandem dump truck pulling a track hoe on a trailer struck the bridge causing the failure. As of late Wednesday night the driver of the truck had not been located. Broadstone Road was closed for a little more than two hours, starting at 6pm, to allow for the removal. The section of bridge removed weighed 9 tons.
On-site representatives of Appalachian State, which owns the Camp Broadstone property, told WataugaOnline.com that ASU has owned the property since at least the 1960s. It is believed the original bridge was build in the early 1970s. The bridge had undergone renovations in the last couple of years.
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