UPDATE: Bridge reopened, I-65 and I-70 still closed after accident

Update: The Virginia Avenue bridge has reopened to cars and pedestrians. All lanes near the bridge remain closed.

That includes I-65 northbound and I-70 eastbound.

Police are diverting I-65 north traffic to I-70 west. Traffic on I-70 east is being diverted to I-65 south.

INDIANAPOLIS – A semi-truck carrying a cherry picker hit a bridge on Interstate 65 Friday afternoon, resulting in lane closures.

The accident happened on northbound I-65 near mile marker 110.5. The Indiana Department of Transportation said the left two lanes could remain closed for up to four hours.

The semi was carrying cherry picker equipment that hit the Virginia Avenue bridge, which is now closed in both directions. The accident split the beam.

Crews are now at work assessing the damage. Bridge inspectors are en route to look at the bridge before reopening it to traffic.

1 Comment

  • another driver

    Rule number one: Know the heigth of your load. Rule number 2: Pay attention to height of all approaching overpasses.

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