Archive for Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bridge over Kansas Turnpike in Leavenworth County closed after accident

August 8, 2012

A truck driving on the Kansas Turnpike Wednesday afternoon damaged a beam on the 214th Street bridge in Leavenworth County east of Lawrence.

A turnpike authority dispatcher said a passerby reported the damage at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. It was not affecting traffic on Interstate 70, she said, but the 214th Street bridge would be closed so officials could assess the damage.

A tweet from the Kansas Turnpike Authority at 4:12 p.m. said: “Traffic is restricted on 214th St. in LV Co. over the Turnpike until further notice. I-70/KTA traffic is not affected at this time.”

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