Driver charged after truck dam­aged Lougheed High­way over­pass, forc­ing rush hour clo­sure

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A Sur­rey man has been charged after a truck car­ry­ing a crane was driven into a CP Rail over­pass this sum­mer.

Robert Thomas Bateman, 64, faces one count of dan­ger­ous driv­ing and one count of mis­chief for the Aug. 18 crash in Co­quit­lam.

Ac­cord­ing to Co­quit­lam RCMP, the CP Rail over­pass cross­ing Lougheed High­way, just south of Bar­net High­way, was dam­aged when a flatbed truck car­ry­ing a crane on the back col­lided with the span and caused a “vis­i­ble hole.”

CP en­gi­neers ex­am­ined the span fol­low­ing the crash and it was re­opened and is op­er­at­ing nor­mally.

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