Hell's Canyon bridge hole forces closure - KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News

Hell's Canyon bridge hole forces closure

Posted: Updated:
© www.dcourier.com © www.dcourier.com
PAULDEN, AZ (CBS5) -

A two-foot-wide hole on the aging Highway 89 Hell's Canyon bridge is forcing state officials to make an emergency repair.

The Prescott Daily Courier reports Arizona Department of Transportation officials have closed down the southbound lanes of the bridge to add some steel plates.

The bridge is located 17 miles south of Ash Fork and Interstate 40.

ADOT spokesman Dustin Krugel says the department will have to make further repairs within the next month and will likely replace the entire bridge in the future.

An online database says the steel bridge, built in 1954, was deemed "structurally deficient" in 2011.

A 2009 study says the bridge carries about 3,400 vehicles a day.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

105 West Ferguson Street
Tyler, TX 75702

FCC Public File
publicfile@kltv.com
903-597-5588
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KLTV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.