Bridge Collapse in Austin Killed One

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Texas Department of Public Safety officials said, Interstate 35 was closed down in both the directions on Thursday after a bridge collapsed that killed at least one person and also injured three others. Becky Ozuna, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) spokeswoman informed that the collapse took place at about 11.30 a.m. CT near exit 286 north of Salado, about 40 miles north of Austin. A semi-traveler that was northbound on I-35 was too tall for overpass and loosen two steel and concrete beams of the under construction overpass.

Thus the overpass fell on the vehicles on the interstate. A 32-year-old man from Arlington and a driver of the pickup truck was travelling under the bridge in the opposite direction at the time and he died. Trooper D.L. Wilson from informed about the incident. The name of the victim was not released pending notification of family.

As the truck was too tall for the overpass, came to a stop under the bridge that damage  truck’s cab heavily. Corbin Casteel was traveling from Austin to Dallas for business when he came upon the accident. Casteel said, “It looked wedged underneath the bridge.” Officials from Texas Transport Department said, the clearance for the bridge may be in dispute. It is actually 14 feet and ½ inch. But, three signs in the area display a vertical clearance of 13.5 feet.

Harpin Myers, a spokesman of a Texas Department of Public safety said drivers of a large truck have earlier rammed their vehicles under bridges before, though typically … MORE

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