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Photos of the Day: What happens when you try to drive over a washed-out bridge

"Please drive carefully and be aware of the road closures," reads a post on the Weld County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. "Driving around barricades is dangerous and illegal." Stupid, too, as evidenced by these WCSO photos of what happened when a driver figured a bridge in the area was more passable than it seemed. See more evidence below.

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