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Semi-truck that plunged off Florida bridge lifted from Florida river

A tractor-trailer that crashed off of I-75 into the Manatee River on Aug. 1 was hoisted out of the water Saturday.
A tractor-trailer that crashed off of I-75 into the Manatee River on Aug. 1 was hoisted out of the water Saturday. Bradenton Herald

The tractor-trailer that crashed off Interstate 75 into the Manatee River during a storm has been lifted from the water.

A driver from New Jersey was heading north over the Jeff Young Bridge around 10:15 p.m. Aug. 1 when he lost control of the rig, crashed into a barrier and went off the bridge.

Witnesses got into a boat and rescued the driver, who suffered minor injuries.

No information was released about Saturday's salvaging effort.

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