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East 1500 North Bridge over I-15 closed until further notice

SHELLEY, Idaho (KIFI) – UPDATE: The Idaho Transportation Department released an update saying the bridge was incorrectly identified as South West 55 Bridge. The correct bridge is East 1500 North Bridge.

ORIGINAL: The South 55 West Bridge over Interstate 15 near Shelley will be closed until further notice.

A vehicle traveling northbound on I-15 Monday struck the bridge causing significant damage to a girder. Traffic is currently detoured via South 45th West.

“We’ll have to keep the bridge closed until we can fully inspect the damage,” Operations Engineer Greydon Wright said. “Our bridge crew will come in to do the inspection and decide what work will need to be done to repair it.”

The incident also necessitated the closure of the right lane of northbound I-15 to allow crews to clean debris from the road and ensure the safety of the travellng public. 

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