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Semi gets stuck on walkway, driver blames GPS (UPDATE)

Crews work to remove a semi-truck Wednesday, Nov. 12 that got stuck while driving along a pedestrian walk in Milwaukee’s Lake Park the night before. The truck driver passed over a foot bridge and along a path until it stuck a portion of a second bridge in the park. The truck driver claimed that the incident happened after following directions from GPS unit in the truck’s cab. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Crews on Wednesday work to remove a truck that got stuck near the North Point Lighthouse in Milwaukee on Tuesday night. The driver passed over a foot bridge and along a path until he got stuck near a portion of a second bridge in the park. The truck driver, according to reports, claimed he was following GPS directions. (Staff photos by Kevin Harnack)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man who drove his tractor-trailer onto a walkway at a Milwaukee park, getting it stuck on a foot bridge, says his GPS device is to blame.

The 50-year-old driver has been cited for reckless driving and failing to obey road signs, which carry nearly $580 in fines.

Milwaukee County sheriff’s officials say the Indiana man drove the truck, which had a 53-foot trailer, onto a walkway Tuesday afternoon at Lake Park.

The truck got hung up on a peninsula behind the North Point Lighthouse along Milwaukee’s lakeshore. The mishap damaged several trees and concrete railings on two pedestrian bridges.

WTMJ-TV reports that crews were able to remove the truck Wednesday afternoon.

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