Eastbound Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Kan., has reopened after a dump truck with its bed raised crashed into a bridge.
The crash happened at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday on eastbound Interstate 70 at the 72nd Street Bridge. All lanes of I-70 reopened at 2 a.m. Friday.
Eastbound I-70 was closed while crews worked to clean up the damaged bridge.
The truck’s driver, Rodney J. Halsey, 49 from Appleton City, Mo., was taken to a hospital. The extent of his injuries was not available.
This is the second time in less than two months that a dump truck with its bed raised has crashed into a bridge in the area.
The ramp bridge at the Turner Diagonal was damaged Aug. 17.
Work to repair that damage began last week and forced the ramp from the Turner Diagonal to eastbound I-70 to close until early November.
The detour has drivers remaining on the Turner Diagonal to Kaw Drive, where they exit and head east to 57th Street. At that point, drivers head north on 57th Street and take the ramp to eastbound to eastbound I-70.
The estimated cost to repair that bridge is about $300,000.
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