UPDATE: I-75 South in Cincinnati reopened to traffic after crews completed removal of rubble from the collapse of a span of the old Hopple Street bridge Tuesday night, January 20, well ahead of an expected two-day closure. Find more on the reopening via Cincinnati.com.
I-75 South reopened sooner than officials had expected https://t.co/VpuCOM1na4
— Business Courier (@BusinessCourier) January 21, 2015
Original story follows:
Southbound I-75 is closed at Hopple Street (exit 3) due to an accident. No estimated time of opening, please seek an alternate route.
— ODOT Cincinnati (@ODOT_Cincinnati) January 20, 2015
Monday night January 20, the collapse of a span of bridge during construction work killed a construction worker, injured a trucker and closed I-75 South in Cincinnati.
Reportedly, officials expect closures to continue at least for the next two days. The collapse was of the old Hopple Street overpass, and reportedly occurred while the span was undergoing demolition work. Cincinnati.com reports:
The “catastrophic pancake collapse” happened about 10:30 p.m. as a crew prepared for demolition of the old Hopple Street overpass, according to a statement from the City of Cincinnati. It was part of the old northbound off-ramp to Hopple Street. The new bridge is now open and remains open.
As the old bridge collapsed to the ground, a semi driver crashed into the rubble almost simultaneously — some of the debris still falling onto the front of the semi.
Read more at this link, where you can also find the newspaper’s live video from the scene.
Driving to Cincy? I-74 east closed where it merges into I-75 south @ODOT_Cincinnati predicts ramp will reopen Thursday
— INDOT Southeast (@INDOTSoutheast) January 20, 2015