High Winds Knock Over a Semi-Trailer on a 350-Foot Tall Bridge

Strong winds in southern Idaho caused major problems for residents and drivers alike on Monday, almost blowing an 18-wheeler off the 350-foot-tall Hansen Bridge into the river below.

MagicValley.com reports that the driver of the truck was not injured in the crash. The accident seen in the video was the sixth such tractor trailer accident caused by the high winds on Monday. The gusts also knocked out power to thousands and cancelled scheduled St. Patrick's Day parades in the Twin Falls area.

A picture posted by KMVT shows that the truck came within feet of the edge of the bridge. The driver is incredibly lucky — if the truck were traveling on the opposite side of the road when it crossed the bridge, it likely would have fallen over the edge.

[Image of the Hansen Bridge via HighestBridges.com / video via Spencer Jensen on YouTube]