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​Heartland Park Pedestrian Bridge Collapses

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A pedestrian bridge at a Topeka race track has collapsed as a dump truck loaded with dirt crossed it. The Topeka Capital-Journal says that no injuries were reported Tuesday morning after the city-owned truck fell 15 feet and landed on its back end. City spokeswoman Aly Van Dyke says the driver indicated he had been told he could use the bridge. A small sign on the bridge says no vehicles larger than golf carts or quads are allowed. The collapse occurred as many workers were at the track preparing for the NHRA Mello Yello drag racing event to start Friday. City workers had been working on fire hydrants. Plans are being made for a contractor to evaluate the damaged bridge and another smaller bridge at the track for safety.


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