• Bridge collapses near Woodlawn; semi safely crosses

    by  • September 6, 2013 • News

    A bridge has collapsed in Jefferson County. According to the Jefferson County dispatch, a bridge on Panzier Lane south of  woodlawn bridgeIllinois Highway 15 collapsed near Woodlawn.

    The bridge collapsed Thursday afternoon as a semi was driving across. The truck made it to the other side.

    Semi driver James Garrison of Ashley was uninjured. Garrison contacted the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department so the road could be closed.

    Garrison is a driver for Beelman Truck Company. State inspectors are investigating the cause of the collapse.

    Motorists are asked to seek other routes.