NEWPORT, NEW HAMPSHIRE – The driver hit the covered bridge Saturday afternoon and fled the scene before police arrived, the New Hampshire Union Leader reports. The bridge appears to be structurally sound.
At approximately 1:45 P.M. on Saturday August 20th The Newport Emergency Communications Center received several calls that someone had struck the side of the Corbin Bridge causing extensive damage and fled the scene. Officers responded and found extensive damage to the façade of the bridge and vehicle parts; however the bridge remains structurally sound. The vehicle that struck the bridge was traveling East and will have extensive damage to the passenger side of the vehicle.
At this time the Newport Police Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident or who has information to come forward. Information about this incident can be reported anonymously by contacting the Connecticut Valley Crime Stoppers at ctvalleycrimestoppers.org or by contacting the Newport Police Department Communications Center at (603) 863-3232.