MARSHALL, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Interstate 70 overpass at 2600th Street in Clark County will be closed until further notice after being damaged by an oversized load traveling on the interstate.
The damage occurred around 8:40 p.m. Friday when a truck hauling an excavator on a flatbed was traveling westbound on I-70, according to state police. As the truck passed under the bridge, the excavator struck the underside of the overpass.
Traffic was temporarily reduced to one lane as crews cleared the scene of the crash.
No injuries were reported during the crash. The driver was cited for exceeding the maximum height allowance.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Department noted the bridge could be closed for an extended period of time as the Illinois Department of Transportation works to repair damages.
The sheriff’s department recommended residents in the area use Kasemeyer Drive if coming from Indiana or Mt Moriah Road to1850th Rd if coming from Illinois.