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Road reopens after collapse of OKC bridge

Posted at 3:10 PM, May 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-22 17:32:23-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A major Oklahoma City roadway has reopened after debris from a collapsed bridge span was removed.

A spokeswoman for the city, Kristy Yager, says Northwest Expressway was open in both directions Sunday after crews removed a damaged section of the May Avenue bridge.

Crews worked Friday and Saturday to remove a span of the bridge that was knocked down Thursday when a tractor-trailer rig crashed into it.

Yager says May Avenue remains closed in both directions at Northwest Expressway pending further evaluation of the damage and needed repairs.

Preliminary inspections indicate damage to the bridge is limited to May Avenue's northbound traffic. The heaviest damage was near the impact area where the northbound bridge spanned Northwest Expressway's westbound lanes.

It's unknown when May Avenue will be partially or fully re-opened.

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