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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