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Staff have accomplished repairs to an interstate bridge in West Virginia and reopened it absolutely.
The Interstate 77 bridge over U.S. 50 close to Parkersburg has been hit by heavy vehicles a number of instances lately. A northbound lane of the bridge has been closed for greater than two years.
Vehicles have hit a metal help beam beneath the bridge a number of instances, the final time in November 2020, the state Division of Transportation stated in a information launch this week.
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The Division of Highways had deliberate to straighten out the bent help beam however determined to put in new metal helps and beams across the broken bridge part to permit the visitors lane to reopen till the bridge is changed.
The work was finished by state freeway restore crews, a transfer the Transportation Division stated saved cash.
Substitute of the bridge is scheduled for 2025.