DOT Inspectors assess damage to Court Street overpass
PASCO, Wash. -- Inspectors from the Washington State Department of Transportation spent Saturday assessing the damage of the Court Street overpass along US 395.
Friday, a semi truck carrying a front loader backhoe crashed into the overpass causing extensive damage to the girder. Concrete rubble fell onto 3-4 cars causing windshield damage.
US 395 South was down to one lane as inspectors put up ply wood along the damaged girder to contain concrete debris from falling onto cars.
"Court street is going to be down through tomorrow as well. We got the overpass shut down on top until they can assess how much weight that can take," says the supervisor of the project, Darin Wilkens with the Washington Department of Transportation.
He says they will continue putting up ply wood on Sunday but all the lanes should be open by the end of the day.