One killed, several injured in Texas highway beam collapse

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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – At least one person was killed and several others injured when a truck hit a beam on a highway bridge under construction above Interstate 35 in central Texas, causing a collapse that rained debris on vehicles, officials said.

The accident took place in Salado, about 50 miles (80 km) north of Austin, on the major highway that runs through the center of the United States from Texas to Minnesota.

At least three of the injuries are serious, said Texas State Trooper Harpin Myers, who also said there had been a fatality.  

The highway has been shut in both directions near the accident.

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Rescue workers respond to a partial bridge collapse involving an 18-wheerler truck on interstate I-35 in Salado, Central Texas on March 26, 2016. (@KW...

Rescue workers respond to a partial bridge collapse involving an 18-wheerler truck on interstate I-35 in Salado, …

(Reporting by Jim Forsyth in San Antonio and Jon Herskovitz in Austin; Editing by Will Dunham, Susan Heavey and Sandra Maler)

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7 thoughts on “One killed, several injured in Texas highway beam collapse

  1. “The highway has been shut in both directions near the accident.”

    Not as if it was optional, judging from all the concrete on the road.

    Helluva mess.

  2. Must have been an invisible beam…how the hell do you not see a beam?…. So is this the transamerican highway? Where is the truck driver from?

  3. I would venture a guess that it was caused by a Mexican trucker, hauling ass from Mexico and over-height for our bridges. Lax laws in Mexico, so they don’t apply to them driving in this country. The joys of open trade.

  4. im going to throw another scenario into the mix

    this looks like a project being constructed.. maybe the concrete beam span wasnt set at the right elevation and caused an interference being too low and the truck trailer hit it .. look at how it had no problem going under 99% of that bridge span until the last concrete beam..

    that is a normal sized Van semi trailer .. industry standard height

    thats definitely new construction. im thinking the contractor F’cked up

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