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State crews rescue goats stranded on Lawrence County bridge beam

| Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
Two goats stuck on the side of a bridge in Beaver County were rescued by PennDOT and state police Tuesday.
Two goats stuck on the side of a bridge in Beaver County were rescued by PennDOT and state police Tuesday.

Regardless of how or why they got up there, two goats found stranded on a bridge beam over the Mahoning River in Lawrence County on Tuesday clearly weren't supposed to be there.

According to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's Facebook post, the goats had escaped from a local farm before apparently seeking shelter from light rain on the 8-inch ledge of a bridge beam on the Beaver Valley Expressway near New Castle.

Once there, it appears they were stuck between the bridge and a 50-foot fall.

State police found them and enlisted the aid of PennDOT and Pennsylvania Turnpike employees to attempt a rescue by crane.

Both goats were rescued and returned safely to where they belong, the Turnpike commission reported.

Matthew Medsger is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4675, or via Twitter @matthew_medsger.

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