Rural bridge near Florida-Georgia line collapses

By Steve Patrick - News4Jax digital managing editor
Photo from Decatur County Fire & Rescue

QUINCY., Fla. - Two motorists were injured when their cars went airborne after a bridge collapsed early Wednesday morning near the Florida-Georgia Line, according to Decatur County Fire and Rescue.  

The collapse is on Hutchinson Ferry Road, with runs northwest out of Quincy.   

The Florida Highway Patrol says one car went airborne about 5:10 a.m., a Chevy Silverado that overturned on its roof. Police say a Ford Taurus flew over the gap a half-hour later and was damaged.

WTXL in Tallahassee was told relatives reported one of the motorists was seriously injured and needed surgery. The other motorist had minor injuries.

“Everyone traveling in that area please keep your eyes open and watch for road hazards,” the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office posted to Facebook. 

All local traffic is being detoured and rerouted. 

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