In Holland, MI, all lanes under the U.S 31 bridge at Washington Avenue will be closed for repairs, with no detour announced yet.
All lanes, including the exit ramp from northbound U.S. 31 onto Washington Avenue, are scheduled to open by July 1st.
The bridge is closed to repair damages after a Padnos, Inc. truck driver forgot to lower his hydraulic lift after completing a drop-off and struck the U.S. 31 overpass on June 9th.
It took police about 8 hours to remove the stuck truck from the bridge and the driver was cited for careless driving.
CDLLife wrote about the incident here. Damages estimated at 40,000 will most likely be covered by the carrier and it’s insurance company.
Due to a nationwide shortage of steel, repairs could take up to a year to replace the damaged beams.
Despite the damage, the bridge is still be drivable and safe, according to MDOT. However, single lane closure on the overpass could remain in place up to a year.