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Bridge strike can shut down roads

When a vehicle strikes a bridge, drivers could see traffic coming to a halt, and major highways could be completely shut down. Bob Lynch with the Missouri Department of Transportation says while not an everyday occurrence bridge strikes happen. One major event recently closed a bridge on Highway 70 and there have been past incidents on I-44, each time causing traffic backups…

When there is a bridge strike, and they can find the driver, the cost of repairing the bridge is charged to their insurance company, but sometimes the driver doesn’t stop, leaving the Missouri Department of Transportation to pay for it.



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