Truck driver blames GPS for leading him down bike path, onto foot bridge

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MILWAUKEE — There have been plenty of stories of drivers blindly following their GPS devices into disaster. This latest case wasn’t disastrous, but is still labeled by many as a “fail.”

A tractor-trailer driver let the electronic voice lead him off the highway, down a bike path and onto a foot bridge.

The guy didn’t stop until he wedged the truck cab between two concrete posts at the entrance to a second bridge.

Locals told reporters that it was a good thing the truck got stuck and couldn’t go any farther; the second bridge was closed to traffic back in the 1960s because the supports weren’t strong enough.

The driver was fined $580 for reckless driving and failure to obey signs. The truck was removed several hour later.

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1 Comment

  • Spectrum Crasher

    The expression “dumb as a post” comes to mind, but those two posts apparently outsmarted him and stopped him doing something stupid. I have new respect for the intelligence of posts.