No serious injuries after semi-truck hits bridge

Mounties darted out to the Chemainus Bridge crossing the Trans Canada Highway just north of Mt. Sicker Road on Tuesday night after learning a southbound semi-truck had struck the span.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP spokesman Cpl. Jon Stuart said police got the call about 8:50 p.m. "He clipped the bridge with his mirror and then hit the bridge and then hit the barriers," Stuart explained.

Traffic was stopped for a short time, while the scene was cleaned up.

"Highways attended and said there was no structural damage to the bridge," Stuart said.

The driver was not seriously injured.