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Backhoe on trailer hit overpass in Eugene

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A backhoe being towed on a trailer hit an overpass Wednesday evening. (SBG)

EUGENE, Ore. - A backhoe being towed on a trailer hit an overpass Wednesday evening.

The impact happened as a truck drove eastbound on Beltline towing a backhoe on a trailer.

The boom of the backhoe struck the bottom of the Gilham Road overpass.

Oregon Department of Transportation crews responded to clean up debris and assess the damage to the bridge.

ODOT crews determined the overpass remained structurally sound after the impact. They allowed vehicles to continue driving over the overpass.