Interstate crash causes bridge to shift 6 feet…
I-16 bridge demo crew mobilizing to work around the clock to return traffic to interstate lanes ASAP. Stay tuned to thread. Will update when we have good info. pic.twitter.com/ECXz4ad2Ys
— GDOT East Traffic (@GDOTEastTraffic) July 15, 2021
SOPERTON, Ga. – The interstate that connects the Atlanta area to the Georgia coast was closed in both directions after a truck driving on the GA-86 with its bed raised, struck the bridge from below.
The crash caused the bridge to shift about six feet, the agency said. It shared photos on social media that show the bridge dislodged from its concrete base.
Traffic will be detoured around Interstate 16 between exits 71 and 78 for at least several days as the bridge over GA-86 in Treutlen County is demolished and rebuilt, the Georgia Department of Transportation said.