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Augusta’s legendary Olive Road bridge is struck again

Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 9:44 AM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The underside of Augusta’s infamous Olive Road bridge has been struck by a truck once again.

It happened Wednesday morning at the notoriously low railroad bridge over the Olive Road just southeast of Augusta’s medical district.

The bridge has been struck countless times, often by rented box trucks.

The pace of strikes seems to be picking up — it had most recently been struck less than two weeks ago.

Despite the number of times it’s been hit, the bridge is still standing.

It’s well-known among local residents, and the comments on Facebook posts keep us laughing. Like this one today:

Facebook comment on Olive Road bridge
Facebook comment on Olive Road bridge

The bridge is so infamous, it’s been memorialized by a gingerbread house that’s part of a display of gingerbread art on display at the Augusta Museum of Natural History.

By 10:18 a.m. Wednesday, a tow truck had arrived to get the truck out from under the bridge.

A tow truck arrived to get the box truck out from under the Olive Road bridge on Nov. 24, 2021.
A tow truck arrived to get the box truck out from under the Olive Road bridge on Nov. 24, 2021.(WRDW)

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