Driver charged in I-90 pedestrian bridge crash pleads not guilty

CLEVELAND - A Warren man who police say crashed into a pedestrian bridge near East 177th Street in Cleveland pleaded not guilty to charges related to traffic violations Monday.

Michael Edwards, 35, is charged with two counts of failure to control and one count each of driving an unsafe vehicle and shifting; loose loads.

On March 9, I-90 was shut down between East 152nd and East 200th Street after a truck traveling with the trailer raised struck and heavily damaged the pedestrian bridge. The trailer also flipped.

The highway was closed in both directions for the weekend as a result of the incident.

The damaged bridge will cost $5 million to replace, according to Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek.

Edwards' trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday April 23 at 9 a.m. in Cleveland Municipal Court.

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