Archive for Thursday, July 22, 2010

Turnpike ramp reopens

July 22, 2010

As of noon Tuesday the eastbound Interstate 70 to Kansas Highway 7 entrance ramp in Bonner Springs was reopened to traffic.

The Kansas Turnpike ramp had been closed since July 2, when an oversized semitrailer damaged the bridge as it traveled underneath it.

Damage was caused to a steel beam under the bridge deck, and repairs had to be made before it was reopened to all traffic, the Kansas Department of Transportation reported. Repair work was completed by Flame On, Inc., Seattle, Wash. Flame On specializes in structural steel heat straightening, which was used in the repair of the bridge girders.

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