Gravel is scattered across southbound lanes of the Howard Frankland Bridge Monday morning. The driver of a dump truck lost control after a tire blew about 10:30 a.m. The truck overturned and spilled its load. All lanes reopened about 12:45 p.m.
ST. PETERSBURG – All lanes of the Howard Frankland Bridge reopened about 12:45 p.m. after a dump truck rolled over and spilled its load of gravel about 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, John Bonacci, 59, of Palm Harbor was driving a dump truck southbound in the outside land of the Howard Frankland Bridge when the front left tire blew as he was approaching Fourth Street.
Bonacci lost control of the truck, which veered right and then left before overturning on its side. The truck, operated by Bonjon Enterprises in Palm Harbor, was fully loaded with gravel, which spilled onto southbound lanes, as well as portions of the northbound lanes.
Bonacci was not injured. Damage to the truck was estimated at $10,000.