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Light pole falls from Harris Overpass

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By: Jenn Hatcher
jhatcher@klkntv.com

The Harris Overpass is now missing a light pole.

According to Lincoln Fire & Rescue, around 3 Friday afternoon, a construction crane near 8th and 'N' street struck a pole on top of the Harris Overpass.

The pole fell underneath the bridge.

But the actual light fell on top of a minivan, as it crossed, causing damage to the top of the vehicle and to the sunroof.

The driver wasn't hurt.

"She handled it very well.  She was calm and collected and was able to answer our questions but obviously was surprised at what happened," says Dan Ripley, Lincoln Fire & Rescue.

Traffic was backed up for a short while around 9th and 'O' street.

Lincoln Police are investigating.

LES was also on scene making sure the area was safe.

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