Bridge, interstate closed after truck damages overpass along I-85 southbound

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UPDATE: All lanes of Interstate 85 southbound reopened shortly before 5:30am.

SPARTANBURG CO., SC (WSPA) – A bridge over Interstate 85 suffered significant damage after it was hit by a passing truck, Monday afternoon.

The crash happened near Exit 83 on Interstate 85 southbound shortly before 4:00pm.

The Highway 110 bridge (Battleground Road) will be closed until further notice due to the crash.

According to SCDOT, crews are installing a detour for I-85 southbound traffic.

The SCDOT said an illegal, oversized truck headed southbound on the interstate hit the bridge.

A new bridge is in the process of being built at the same location as part of the I-85 Widening project but it is not ready to open.

The Department of Transportation said they along with the contractor are studying options in order to expedite the completion of the new bridge.

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