Lawsuit filed by Topeka man who fell through bridge gap

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -

A man is suing the city of Topeka after he was seriously injured when he fell through a gap in a highway bridge in the same place where four people have plunged through since 2001, including a 14-year-old boy who died.

   The lawsuit filed Monday seeks nearly $2.78 million for Trong Do Turner, who was injured in July 2017 when he fell through a gap between the northbound and southbound lanes of the Kansas Avenue Bridge where he mistakenly believed there was a sidewalk.

   The Topeka Capital-Journal reports signs at both ends of the bridge warn about no foot traffic access but the lawsuit says Turner entered the bridge from a sidewalk where no warning was posted.

   City spokeswoman Molly Hadfield says the city doesn't comment on pending litigation.
 

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