INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on damage to an Interstate 465 overpass on
Indianapolis' west side:
Police say damage to an Interstate 465 overpass that's closed miles of the
highway occurred when a car crusher being hauled by a truck activated and
struck concrete beams as the load passed beneath that bridge.
Capt. Dave Bursten
says the car compactor was being hauled by a tractor when that machine
malfunctioned and rose on its own. He tells The Indianapolis Star the
activated compacting equipment struck the Rockville Road/U.S. 36 bridge
Tuesday as it passed underneath it.
damaged four of the bridge's concrete beams, showering the highway with
concrete and leaving reinforcing steel dangling beneath the span.
say six cars were damaged in the incident and one woman was hospitalized in
good condition after debris from the bridge fell onto her car.
Indiana Department of Transportation says Interstate 465's northbound lanes
are likely to remain closed or restricted for several days on Indianapolis'
west side as crews assess damage to a bridge that was struck by a load being
hauled by a truck.
says the highway's northbound lanes are closed between I-465's Interstate 70
interchange and the 10th Street interchange.
INDOT crews are assessing the bridge damage, but both the highway's
northbound lanes and the bridge will remain closed "until further notice."