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Rural Western Pennsylvania Bridge Goes Missing

Originally published on October 7, 2011 8:55 am
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LYNN NEARY, host: Good morning. I'm Lynn Neary.

There are crimes of passion and then there are crimes that require a lot of heavy lifting. The theft of an entire bridge in a rural area of Pennsylvania qualifies as the latter. The bridge, 50 feet long and 20 feet wide, was stolen sometime between September 27 and October 5th. Police suspect the thieves dismantled it to sell as scrap metal. It was made of corrugated steel valued at about $100,000. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.