Fracture found on bridge near Buena Vista |

Fracture found on bridge near Buena Vista

DENVER ” The southbound lane of the U.S. 24 bridge over the Arkansas River near Buena Vista is closed for repairs after inspectors found an fracture on part of the structure.

The Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman Stacey Stegman says a temporary repair in an angle connector should be completed Wednesday.

Work to replace the piece has not yet been scheduled.

CDOT had been inspecting deck truss bridges after the collapse of a similar bridge in Minnesota that killed at least nine people.

Colorado inspectors found the fracture on the U.S. 24 bridge on Tuesday.

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