Quantcast


Last updated: June 18. 2014 4:35PM - 300 Views
Associated Press



Story Tools:

Font Size:

Social Media:

(AP) Federal highway officials have determined that a large dirt pile dumped near an interstate bridge in Delaware caused several supporting columns to tilt.


Federal officials said in a letter to state officials last week that the Interstate 495 bridge over the Christina River in Wilmington appears to have been properly maintained and inspected, and that the damage amounted to "a catastrophic failure from an external cause."


The letter was among the information that state transportation officials provided during a joint legislative hearing Wednesday regarding the closure of the bridge and plans to repair it.


The bridge is a key bypass for East Coast travelers. It has been closed since June 2 after engineers determined that bridge support columns were leaning.


Associated Press
Comments
All user comments are subject to our Terms of Service. Users may flag inappropriate comments.
comments powered by Disqus



Featured Businesses


Poll



Info Minute



Gas Prices

Wilkes-Barre Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com