As Congress decides whether to add money to the nation’s highway trust fund, President Obama will visit Delaware later today to see a damaged bridge.
Repairs to the Interstate 495 bridge in New Castle County are moving along, though there’s no indication the span across the Christina River will open any sooner than expected.
After Delaware highway officials discovered a giant dirt pile caused a bridge on Interstate 495 to tilt, Penndot says the situation under I-95 is much different.
Officials in Delaware are still monitoring the I-495 bridge over the Christina River. They closed it last week because of support columns that shifted, causing safety concerns.
The removal of a massive mound of dirt suspected of causing a nearby interstate bridge in Delaware to tilt is almost complete.
Delaware US Senator Chris Coons touring the site around the I-495 bridge, says $2-million in initial emergency federal funds have been made available.
The action comes after the Interstate 495 bridge was closed because of tilting support columns.
State transportation officials said Wednesday that they believe a contractor is responsible for dumping a massive mound of dirt suspected of shifting the ground underneath an interstate highway bridge and forcing its closure.
DelDOT closed the bridge at 6 p.m. Monday because an inspection showed four of the 37 support columns are tilted as much as four percent out of vertical alignment.
Engineers are only in the early stages of this investigation. The findings presented today are preliminary.
DelDOT is closing the bridge at 6 p.m. because an inspection showed four of the 37 support columns are tilted as much as four percent out of vertical alignment.
The accident was reported at about 2:45 p.m. on I-495 northbound on the Christina River Bridge.
Delaware State police have identified a Maryland man who was killed when his truck overturned and rolled down an embankment on Interstate 495.
One person is dead following a multi-vehicle accident on I-495 in Delaware on Tuesday.
A tractor trailer driver was trapped in the cab of his truck for an hour Thursday following a crash on I-495 in New Castle County, Delaware.