Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Damaged I-70 Bridge to Come Down

PennDOT will bring down a bridge over I-70 in Washington County this morning. The emergency work comes a day after a truck carrying an oversize load struck the bridge in
Somerset Township. PennDOT inspectors who checked the bridge yesterday say it needs to come down immediately. The Interstate is closed for the near future. Vehicles are getting off at the McIlvaine Road exit, then immediately back on to avoid going under the damaged overpass. As 40,000 vehicles use that stretch of Interstate 70 each day. State police are looking for the rig that damaged the bridge. Witnesses say the truck hit the overpass and then sped away.

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