Northbound U.S. 23 Is Closed Indefinitely

A semi-truck hit the 8 Mile Road bridge on U.S. 23 and caused significant damage, police say.

 

Northbound U.S. 23 at 8 Mile will remain closed until about 2 p.m. Thursday as Michigan Department of Transportation officials inspect the overpass.

The truck hit the bridge just before 6 a.m. March 10.

Michigan State Police Sgt. Mark Thompson said northbound traffic is detouring by using the on and off ramps at 8 Mile Road to get around the bridge.

No one was injured in the crash, according to Huron Valley Ambulance.

The 8 Mile Road bridge will remain closed indefinitely—possibly for three months—for repairs, the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office says.

 

Bad news, MDOTers. The 8 Mile Road bridge at northbound US-23 near the Washtenaw/Livingston county line was severely...

Posted by Michigan Department of Transportation on Thursday, March 10, 2016
 

Here's the damage from the high load hit on the 8 Mile Road bridge at northbound US-23. You can see the extensive damage caused, and why the bridge needs to be replaced now.

Posted by Michigan Department of Transportation on Thursday, March 10, 2016
on 10 March 2016