Oversize load damages bridge over I-90 near Ritzville

Crews from the Washington State Department of Transportation will spend Wednesday assessing damage done to the Danekas Road bridge over I-90 between Sprague and Ritzville.

According to WSDOT, an oversized load struck the bridge on Tuesday night, breaking the concrete and exposing wires. Westbound lanes of I-90 were temporarily closed, but have since reopened. The northbound lane of Danekas Road will remain closed until crews can further assess the damage.

Last night the Danekas Rd. bridge was struck by an oversized load heading westbound on I-90. This occurred 10 miles east of Ritzville. The northbound lane of Danekas Rd. on the bridge is currently closed with flagging operations in place. Crews are assessing the damage. pic.twitter.com/T2SkN3QSE8

— WSDOT East (@WSDOT_East) May 22, 2019

WSDOT said crews responded to the scene Tuesday night and removed loose debris, bent the rebar back and secured strands on the girder.

Oversize load damages bridge over I-90 near Ritzville

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