The Virginia Department of Transportation says they hope to have the Rockbridge County bridge repaired by Wednesday, after a logging truck crashed through the bridge Thursday night.

Until the bridge on Route 42 is fixed, traffic will be down to one lane. A flagger will control traffic.

A contractor is starting work Friday to fix the damaged concrete railing.

The driver left the scene of the accident.

Clay Atkins lives right up the street from where the accident happened. He said he uses the bridge everyday to get to work, but he didn't have any problems getting there Friday morning.

"I had to make sure that I stopped," he said.

Atkins said the bridge is always busy, so he hopes they have it fixed sooner than later.

VDOT reminds drivers to be careful and drive slowly around this area.


A logging truck crashed through a bridge on Route 42 in Rockbridge County on Thursday night and then left the scene of the accident, according to Rockbridge County Emergency Management Coordinator Robert Foresman.

The incident happened on a bridge over the Calfpasture River shortly after 6 p.m., just outside of the Town of Goshen.

Logs from the truck are in the road and river. Also, parts of the bridge fell into in the Calfpasture River.

Traffic on the bridge is down to one lane. Both northbound and southbound traffic has to use the southbound lane of Route 42 to cross the bridge. Signs are in place.

Crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation inspected the bridge and determined that it is safe. It could take up to two months to fix the bridge.

PHOTOS: Rockbridge Co. logging truck crash

POSTED: 07:37 PM EDT May 15, 2014    UPDATED: 02:52 PM EDT May 16, 2014 

Part of Route 42 near the Town of Goshen was closed Thursday night by this logging truck accident on a bridge over the Calfpasture River.

Rockbridge Co. bridge
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