Truck hits Spring Creek Rd. bridge

Published 4:13 pm Tuesday, May 22, 2018

At approximately 9 a.m. on Monday morning, Bainbridge bypass SR 253 Bridge was hit by the boom of an excavator that was being hauled on a flatbed trailer.

Georgia State Patrol officer Heard was handling the incident and reported the driver as uninjured. However, the bridge suffered significant damage. Georgia Department of Transportation bridge inspectors arrived on site and evaluated the damage. They agreed that two of the bridge beams will have to be replaced.

The traffic for US 84/US 27/Bainbridge bypass southbound is being routed up and over the off and on ramps at the SR 253 exit. SR 253/Spring Creek Road traffic is being detoured on the SR 253 Spur and US 84 Business/Shotwell Street.

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The bridge will remain closed indefinitely until it’s deemed safe for travel by GDOT. Barricades will remain in place to prevent traffic from driving through the blocked area.