Dump Trucks Hits Highway 43 Bridge


A dump truck hit the highway 43 bridge on the Natchez Trace this morning. According to an eyewitness, the impact tore the dump body from the truck. Parkway officials say the bridge is currently closed for inspection. Whether or not the bridge will be closed for an extended period and traffic rerouted is unknown at this time. The extent of injuries is also unknown. The bridge is located at mile marker 115.


  1. al neal
    al neal
    June 9, 2023 at 11:18 AM

    i thought big trucks and trailors were not allowed on the trace

    • judy
      June 10, 2023 at 9:18 AM

      i meet them all the time.

  2. Jim Gilbert
    Jim Gilbert
    June 13, 2023 at 7:45 AM

    The bridge is over hwy 43. The truck was driving on hwy 43.

  3. Jason
    June 17, 2023 at 5:10 PM

    From the investigation there was a problem with a valve letting the bed rise …witness behind the truck said it was coming up slowly then just came up fast..the driver slammed on brakes as soon as it came up but the bridge was right there…the driver is in critical condition from heart attack


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