Inspection scheduled for Pigeon Creek bridge

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Inspections for the Pigeon Creek bridge have been scheduled after being delayed due to the risk of the bridge possibly collapsing.

As Eyewitness News mentioned before, the damage the oversized truck caused Tuesday night is extensive.

So extensive engineers fear the bridge could collapse if they bring on any heavy equipment for the inspection.

INDOT crews have restricted access to the bridge and say there isn’t much more they can do until the inspection is complete.

“At this point, we can just hope for the best. I mean there is a lot of damage to this bridge. You know we said it yesterday, our engineer feels like this is probably the heaviest damage he has ever seen to this type of structure and only time will really tell what we’re going to be able to do once this is done,” says INDOT spokesperson Jason Tiller.

That climbing inspection is set for next Tuesday.

This inspection will let INDOT know if they will have to replenish or replace the bridge completely.

Either way, officials say the project will cost them millions of dollars.

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(This story was originally published on January 23, 2020)

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