SB I-75 reopens after overpass collapse - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

SB I-75 reopens after overpass collapse

I-75 SB reopened after being closed for about 24 hours (PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Brett Hoffland) I-75 SB reopened after being closed for about 24 hours (PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Brett Hoffland)
CAMP WASHINGTON, OH (FOX19) - Southbound I-75 reopened Tuesday night after a 'major pancake collapse' shut down the interstate for about 24 hours.

Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell initially said the southbound highway would be closed for 48 hours. Officials then changed the time-frame to indefinitely.

The collapsed occurred at the old Hopple Street overpass, landing on I-75 around 10:35 p.m. Monday. Thousands of pounds of concrete from the 51-year-old bridge crashed onto the southbound side of the highway, closing it for the Tuesday morning and evening commute. This created what police describe as a traffic nightmare for the more than 178,000 motorists who travel the stretch daily.

A construction worker, Brandon Carl, was killed in the accident. A semi-truck crashed into the fallen concrete on the interstate. Eric Meyers, of Howell, Michigan, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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