Semi's haul strikes I-20 overpass in Lindale

Semi's haul strikes I-20 overpass in Lindale
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POSTED: Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 2:33pm

UPDATED: Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 3:48pm

Authorities responded I-20 overpass at Highway 69 when a semi's haul struck the bridge Thursday afternoon.

According to TxDOT, southbound traffic on 69 was stopped when a large crane on the back of an 18-wheeler hit the westbound I-20 steel bridge. The crane, which belongs to a TxDOT contractor, was quickly removed and traffic return to a normal flow.

The overpass sustained only minimal visible damage, however, a TxDOT engineer was sent to the scene to conduct a more thorough inspection. The structure has since been deemed safe by the engineer and remains open to traffic.

No repairs will be required.

 The Lindale Police Department also responded to the scene.

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