Westbound SR 16 lanes reopen after semi hits overpass

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 18 at 7:22 AM

The westbound lanes of SR 16 in Gig Harbor reopened Sunday evening after a semi truck struck the Olympic Drive overpass that afternoon. The west should and sidewalk of Olympia Drive over the damaged area on the overpass remain closed.

The semi became lodged under the bridge and spread concrete debris onto the westbound lanes.

The accident occurred at about 1:15. No one was hurt.

Traffic was being detoured through the Olympic Drive westbound exit and on-ramp. 

The Olympic Drive overpass was also closed to traffic while WSDOT bridge engineers assessed the damage to the bridge. 

The DOT reopened Olympic Drive but the mainline lanes of SR 16 remained closed. Only the right shoulder was open.

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