Expect Delays On I-70 Through Denver Following Bridge Crash

The Colorado Department of Transportation says drivers should expect major delays on eastbound I-70 in Denver after a truck hauling a track hoe crashed into the bridge over Sixth Avenue last night.

The truck involved in the incident was headed west on Sixth Avenue around sundown when the equipment that it was carrying struck the 15 foot 7 inch overpass that carries eastbound I-70 traffic. The crash knocked a chunk of the bridge down onto Sixth Avenue.

No injuries were reported.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, the truck driver misjudged the height of the bridge. It is unclear if the driver was cited.

Right after the crash, CDOT shut down all lanes of eastbound I-70 and Sixth Avenue.

While Sixth Avenue and two lanes of eastbound I-70 have since reopened, CDOT says that the far right lane will be closed for about a week while crews repair the damaged bridge. They warn drivers to expect big delays and to plan alternate routes.

Sources:
The Denver Post
CBS Denver
KDVR
9News