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Dump truck strike knocked a Georgia bridge back six feet, officials say


Transportation officials in Georgia have shut down a portion of I-16 in both directions after a major dump truck vs. bridge strike.

The bridge strike occurred Thursday morning on I-16 in Treutlen County between Macon and Savannah “due to a large dump trailer hitting the SR 86 bridge and shifting it nearly six feet,” according to the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT).

Georgia DOT engineers are currently on-site assessing the damage.

There were no reports of injuries.

I-16 is closed in both directions from Exit 71 to Exit 78.

There is no estimated time for the interstate to reopen.

Georgia DOT provided detour information, which you can view below.

Westbound detour: 
Take Exit 78- Turn Right onto Highway 221 North, Left onto US 80 West, go through town of Adrian, Left onto State Route 15, Re-Enter I-16 at Exit 71

Eastbound detour:
Take Exit 71 – Turn Right onto Highway 15, through Soperton, Left onto State Route 46, Left onto State Route 56, Re-Enter I-16 at Exit 78


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