SC 150 bridge closed after being damaged in crash

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The state Transportation Department has closed the South Carolina 150 bridge over Interstate 85 in Cherokee County after a tractor trailer crash damaged 1 of the bridge's three support columns.

The Transportation Department said in a news release the Sunday morning crash also blocked northbound traffic on I-85 near Gaffney. Traffic was being rerouted to a frontage road and likely would have to be for at least 24 hours.

State bridge engineers are inspecting the damage and repair work will be expedited, but the bridge is expected to be closed for some time.

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