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I-70 bridge damageA bridge over I-70 near 72nd was damaged Oct. 3 when a dump truck left its bed up. I-70 eastbound was closed for several hours before completely reopening around 2 a.m. Oct. 4. The sign in the photo says it is one-fourth of a mile to the Turner Diagonal. (Kansas Department of Transportation photo)
I-70 bridge damage
All lanes on I-70 eastbound near 72nd Street reopened by 2 a.m. Oct. 4, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.
One lane had reopened on I-70 eastbound near 72nd Street as of 11:10 p.m. Oct. 3.
All eastbound lanes were closed for a few hours Oct. 3 while workers cleaned up after a dump truck with a raised bed hit a bridge over I-70. The accident happened before 9 p.m. Oct. 3.
It is a different bridge than the one on I-70 hit by another dump truck with a raised bed on Aug. 17, costing the state around $300,000 to repair.
According to the accident log from the Kansas Turnpike Authority, the driver of the dump truck on Oct. 3 was a 49-year-old man who lives in Appleton City, Mo.
The 2000 Kenworth semi struck the 72nd Street bridge with its bed raised, the accident log stated. The truck bed separated from the truck, coming to rest 100 feet east of the bridge, the report stated.
The driver of the truck was not wearing a seat belt. He was injured and taken to a hospital.
Road crews had been doing night work on I-70, where asphalt is being replaced.