By JEFF ENGELHARDT
SYCAMORE – The county and Afton Township officials have filed a civil lawsuit against Enbridge Energy and Welded Construction, alleging that work the companies did on a pipeline in 2008 caused the Keslinger Road bridge to collapse.
Representatives from Welded Construction – which was contracted by Enbridge Energy to expand an oil pipeline in the area at the time – admitted it had trucks weighing between 150,000-155,000 pounds crossing the bridge without proper permits.
The lawsuit, filed Friday at the DeKalb County Courthouse, alleges that the defendants violated state statutes by transporting numerous "super loads of equipment and materials across the bridge far in excess of its known capacity" without obtaining overweight permits or permission from the township road commissioner, according to a news release from DeKalb County State's Attorney Clay Campbell.
"The company that destroyed this bridge is refusing to take responsibility," Campbell said. "
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