TxDOT: Overpass and Houston Harte Expressway at Bell Street Closed Until Further Notice
SAN ANGELO, TX — After the Bell Street overpass over U.S. 67 — Houston Harte Freeway was struck late this morning by a westbound truck hauling windmill components, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) crews were on the scene for hours Sunday cleaning up debris and establishing traffic control.
TxDOT will be conducting a full damage assessment of the overpass. No timeline has been announced. Until the assessment is completed, the westbound lanes of Houston Harte Expressway will remain closed near the Bell Street overpass.
In addition, the Bell Street Bridge over the Houston Harte/U.S. 67 is closed until further notice, TxDOT spokeswoman Karen Threlkeld said.
As of now, TxDOT has diverted traffic onto the frontage roads to circulate through this area at least until The structural assessment of the bridge over the main lanes on the Houston Harte Expy./U.S. 67 at Bell Street is complete and TxDOT determines it can be safely re-opened to traffic.
WATCH: The aftermath of the oversized load's collision with the Bell Street Bridge:
TxDOT requests all drivers to use caution when traveling through this area and pay attention to traffic control guidance.
The Bell Street overpass was hit by an oversized load of windmill components Sunday morning. There were no injuries reported. The bridge and that the portion of the Houston Harte Expressway have been closed since the crash. There is visible damage to the metal beam underneath bridge structure.
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