Roads closed in St. Pete after truck hits I-175 overpass, knocking down concrete

Pinellas County

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – Part of Interstate 175 is shut down in St. Petersburg after police say a large truck hit an overpass while driving under it.

The truck was driving on 6th Street South Monday morning when it hit the I-175 overpass above. Police say the impact knocked some concrete down onto 6th Street.

Crews from the Florida Department of Transportation have determined there is structural damage to the concrete bridge beams.

Kris Carson, spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Transportation says only one lane of eastbound I-175 will remain open while repairs to the bridge take place. Sixth Street South under the bridge will remain closed.

Crews were able to determine there is structural damage to the bridge and therefore the roadway “deck” will have to be removed so the two damaged beams can be replaced. The estimate to complete this work is about three weeks at a cost of about 300-thousand dollars.

The truck driver’s insurance company will likely have to foot the bill for the repair.

Yolanda Fernandez with the St. Petersburg Police Department tells us investigators are trying to determine what caused that truck’s bed to rise on its own.

LATEST HEADLINES:

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Videos

Hasbro launches website to keep families busy

Thumbnail for the video titled "Hasbro launches website to keep families busy"

USF's food pantry helps fight food insecurities amid pandemic

Thumbnail for the video titled "USF's food pantry helps fight food insecurities amid pandemic"

1 dead, 2 injured in Lakeland crash

Thumbnail for the video titled "1 dead, 2 injured in Lakeland crash"

Wednesday Midday Weather Update

Thumbnail for the video titled "Wednesday Midday Weather Update"

Two cruise ships with Floridians board stuck at sea with deceased and sick passengers

Thumbnail for the video titled "Two cruise ships with Floridians board stuck at sea with deceased and sick passengers"

Gov. DeSantis addresses cruise ships looking to dock in Florida

Thumbnail for the video titled "Gov. DeSantis addresses cruise ships looking to dock in Florida"

Trump says he will speak with DeSantis about cruise ships

Thumbnail for the video titled "Trump says he will speak with DeSantis about cruise ships"

What money is out there for struggling small businesses?

Thumbnail for the video titled "What money is out there for struggling small businesses?"

Coronavirus test results delayed up to 14 days in Florida

Thumbnail for the video titled "Coronavirus test results delayed up to 14 days in Florida"

Better Call Behnken helps Port Richey woman get assurance her power won't be disconnected

Thumbnail for the video titled "Better Call Behnken helps Port Richey woman get assurance her power won't be disconnected"
More Local News

Trending Stories

get the app

News App

Weather App

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss