Officials say they are working to sign a construction contract with emergency contractors to repair a bridge damaged by a semi truck’s fallen load.
Officials hope to sign a contract by Friday, April 8th for the incident that happened on March 25th on the Northbound I-44 Sixth Street bridge in Wichita Falls, Texas.
According to Times Record News, TxDOT officials are expecting a lengthy repair time for the Lloyd Ruby Overpass bridge. “Emergency plans for repairs to Northbound I-44’s Sixth Street bridge are in the hands of several contractors this week,” said TxDOT spokesperson Adele Lewis in a release.
The bridge was damaged after an “18-wheeler hauling a wind turbine component lost its cargo on Northbound I-44 on top of the 6th Street overpass,” according to TxDOT. It is not clear why the turbine fell off of the truck.
WF UPDATE: Emergency Contract for I-44 Bridge Repairs Moves Forward. pic.twitter.com/wgY44GeMvK— TxDOT Wichita Falls (@TXDOTWF) April 5, 2022