WSDOT: All five bridges in Thurston County struck by excavator boom will need repairs
|By Lisa Pemberton, The Olympian (Olympia, Wash.)|
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"It's too early to say how much the repairs will cost," he said. "And WSDOT will seek to cover the bills from the party responsible for the damage."
Russell continued driving southbound on
Russell told authorities he pulled over south of
Two cars struck debris that fell during the collisions and ended up with flat tires. No injuries were reported, and drugs and alcohol were not involved, according to a press memo from the state patrol.
Russell was making a delivery for
The fines are expected to include ones for defective equipment, registration and height and weight violations, among others, Gill said.
Three of the bridges -- the ones at Crosby, Trosper and milepost 102 (known as the
The overpasses at 93rd and 113th will require additional repairs that include patching and crack sealing, he said.
Crews have determined that the damage wasn't significant to put restrictions on or under the bridges, he said.
"While the five bridges were damaged, it's very fortunate the truck did not damage the bridges' main beams -- called strands -- in any of the overpasses," Adamson said. "The areas that were damaged were the bottom flanges which are designed to protect the strands."
In cases like this, WSDOT typically works with an insurance company to recoup the repair costs, Adamson said. No date has been set yet for the repairs.
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