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(Georgia Division of Transportation)

Georgia freeway officers say enchancment crews Shall be out starting Monday To commerce the Interstate 16 bridge that was demolished after a truck hit it in July.

The Georgia Division of Transportation introduced Wednesday that crews Shall start the 180-day Method of working to rebuild and open the bridge which carries Georgia 86 shut to Soperton.

GEORGIA INTERSTATE SHUT DOWN AFTER CRASH SHIFTS BRIDGE 6 Ft

Monday, concrete obstacles and completely different enchancment indicators Shall be put into place as work starts on the subconstruction.

The mannequin new bridge Shall be made with concrete beams And by no means metallic beams.

The state Can additionally pay to repave a 4-mile stretch of U.S. 221 that was damaged when visitors was detoured over that roadway.

Georgia Bridge and Concrete was employed this previous fall To finish the renovations at A worth of shut toly $3.6 million.

GEORGIA INTERSTATE Absolutely REOPENS, DAMAGED OVERPASS Eliminated

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp excursions the progress made on I-16 in Treutlen County on July 16, 202,1 a day after a tractor trailer dislodged the overpass. (FOX)

The bridge was demolished in Decrease than 48 hours after the crash knocked the overpass from its assist beams. A dump truck malfunctioned, inflicting the mattress to rise into the dump place whereas the truck was touring. The truck slammed into the bridge, dislodging it by as a lot as 6 feet.

Officials decided to destroy the badly damaged overpass and substitute it later. The stays of the overpass construction have been hauled away after it was demolished.

The dump truck driver, who was unhurt, was later cited for having an expired driver’s license.

DRIVER IN I-16 CRASH CITED FOR EXPIRED LICENSE, REPORT Reveals

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The Associated Press contributed to this report

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