Bridge being dismantled collapses in Cincinnati blocking SB I-75

Posted By on January 20, 2015


The Twitter updates last night kept me up late than usual as I contemplated how this would impact traffic on I-75. The heavy construction north of Cincinnati has been challenging the last year or so and having the old Hopple Street overpass pancake collapse on the southbound heavily traveled interstate highway is going to be a problem. Officials stated that I-75 would be shut down for at least 48 hours and travelers should make alternate plans. I’m sure they will reroute thru traffic, but that will still make for difficult commutes and travel.

A construction worker died and a tractor-trailer driver was injured as his truck smashed into the fallen bridge section. Thankfully police were already on the scene and able to stop traffic and prevent further accidents and injuries.


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