A Bedford man faces charges after his truck damaged a covered Greene County's only remaining covered bridge.
Paul Patton, 52, drove a Freightliner box truck through the Richland-Plummer Creek Bridge on Baseline Road south of Bloomfield around mid-day Saturday, according to a news release Monday from the Greene County Sheriff's Office.
Patton knew the 135-year-old structure had been damaged, but continued on his way, the release said. Deputies caught up with him while working an unrelated accident on Indiana 54 in eastern Greene County.
The sheriff's department recommended a charge of failure to stop after an accident, a class B misdemeanor. However, no information was available Monday on whether a charge had yet been filed.
The 122-foot burr arch bridge was built in 1883 and rehabilitated in 1997, according to bridgehunter.com. It has a clearance of 13 feet.