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Truck drops Caterpillar off Duluth bridge, damages I-35

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DULUTH, Minn. -- A Caterpillar earth scraper fell off a flatbed trailer coming down U.S. Highway 53 and plunged more than 40 feet to the ground below Wednesday morning, clipping an elevated section of northbound Interstate 35 during its fall.

Several people were injured in the accident, and the left lane of northbound I-35 will be closed indefinitely for repairs.

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