Hell's Canyon bridge hole forces closure - Fox 2 News Headlines

Hell's Canyon bridge hole forces closure

Updated:

PAULDEN, Ariz. (AP) - A two-foot-wide hole on the aging Highway 89 Hell's Canyon bridge is forcing state officials to make an emergency repair.

The Prescott Daily Courier reports Arizona Department of Transportation officials have closed down the southbound lanes of the bridge to add some steel plates.

The bridge is located 17 miles south of Ash Fork and Interstate 40.

ADOT spokesman Dustin Krugel says the department will have to make further repairs within the next month and will likely replace the entire bridge in the future.

An online database says the steel bridge, built in 1954, was deemed "structurally deficient" in 2011.

A 2009 study says the bridge carries about 3,400 vehicles a day.

 

Information from: The Daily Courier, http://www.dcourier.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices