Eagle River Bridge repairs in full-swing

Published: Mar. 24, 2018 at 3:17 PM AKDT
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Repairs are in full-swing to get the Glenn Highway running smoothly for Monday morning’s commute.

The Alaska Department of Transportation posted to social media that contractors are busy removing the damaged girder from the Eagle River Bridge after a crash on Wednesday afternoon.

Crews have built a crib to support the span of the bridge while cranes from above offer additional support.

Meanwhile, AK DOT says the department will continue working to recoup costs in the coming months.

The department posted more information about the citation given to the commercial driver for striking the bridge. AK DOT says as the citation is not criminal, the driver’s name is not publicly available. The citation has been forwarded on the Alaska Court System in Anchorage.

“The penalty for this type of citation can range greatly and depends on extenuating circumstances such as driver history. Such penalties may have further implications such as insurance requirements for the driver and carrier,” said the social media post.