MEDFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - State police troopers urged drivers to avoid a stretch of the Expressway in Medford Monday evening after a truck struck a bridge.
Video taken from the scene just before Exit 24 shows significant damage was left behind after the vehicle slammed into the Roosevelt Circle overpass.
Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials were brought in to inspect the structural integrity of the bridge and found that the impact caused extensive damage to an outside beam. The right two travel lanes and the overpass itself will be closed indefinitely.
The beam will need to be removed to safely allow traffic to be fully restored underneath on I-93 southbound. So far, it is unclear when they may be reopened though state police say drivers should be prepared for repairs to impact the morning commute.
As part of the work, an area within the inner part of the Roosevelt Circle rotary will be closed. The eastbound bridge will be reopened after the demolition activity is complete.
Local firefighters at the scene say one person has been taken to the hospital. There has been no word on their condition.
No additional information was available.
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