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Old Interstate 40 bridge hit in Oklahoma City no longer in use

Crews responded after a tractor-trailer hit a bridge Thursday morning over S Pennsylvania Avenue.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: July 11, 2013 at 11:41 am •  Published: July 11, 2013

11:40 a.m. An old Interstate 40 bridge that was struck at S Pennsylvania Avenue by a tractor-trailer Thursday is not currently in use, a state Transportation Department spokesman said. Crews will inspect the bridge that goes over S Pennsylvania to make sure it is structurally safe. The bridge has not been in use since the new Crosstown opened.

10:55 a.m. The northbound lanes of S Pennsylvania Avenue were shut down at an old Interstate 40 bridge due to a crash Thursday morning, authorities report.

A tractor-trailer hit the bridge on Pennsylvania about 10:20 a.m. Hydraulic fluid leaked, and hazardous materials crews responded to clean up the fluid, fire Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland said.

The crash caused injuries, according to the city of Oklahoma City website.

Workers have been requested to inspect the damage to the bridge, according to fire radio reports.

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