Urgent bridge repairs completed on northbound I-35 at Broadway

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Road authorities completed an urgent repair to a bridge on northbound I-35 just before the ramp to Broadway.

The road was reduced to one lane at the north end of the Southwest Trafficway Bridge.

Officials said a steel expansion joint that connects two portions of the bridge became dislodged at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

"We had already reduced northbound I-35 in this location to two lanes for construction," MoDOT senior construction inspector Mike Frizzell said. "Further reducing it to one lane is not something we expected to have to do."

The area is open again to two lanes of traffic.

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