KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Officials with the Kansas Department of Transportation said a portion of the Lewis and Clark Viaduct along Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Kansas, could be closed through weekend following a crash Friday.
A semi tractor-trailer hauling scrap cars lost control when the driver misjudged the curve near Third Street and rolled over, damaging the concrete barrier along the bridge. The incident happened around 1 p.m.
All lanes closed, WB I-70 curve at Lewis & Clark Viaduct in KCK. Bridge damage from rollover semi. All traffic routed to Minn. Ave. or Fairfax Trfwy. Lanes may be closed thru the weekend or until KDOT can finish repairs to make it safe for traffic.@KansasCityScout @CityofKCK pic.twitter.com/kLtXnrkRQF— KCMetroKDOT (@KansasCityKDOT) January 29, 2021
One of the scrap cars being hauled fell off the trailer and over the side of the bridge, landing on another tractor-trailer below near 3rd and James streets.
Neither semi tractor-trailer driver was injured in the incident, but the westbound lanes of I-70 are closed from Minnesota Avenue to Third Street and are expected to remain closed through the weekend for repair work.