Garland Haywood is the Bridge Manager for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. It’s his job to make sure bridges in our area are safe, secure and inspected every two years.
“You could certainly have something undermining a bridge that if you don’t have these diligent inspections you’re not going to catch,” said Haywood.
According to AAA, nearly 900,000 people across the state are expected to hit the roads for Memorial Day weekend. But most of us don’t think twice about the bridges we drive near until we see accidents like the one Thursday in Washington.
A truck carrying an oversized load slammed into a bridge which caused it to collapse.