Parsley Bridge re-opens on Saturday

Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - Bridge engineers have assessed the safety of the Parsley Boulevard Bridge over Interstate 80 in Cheyenne and, weather permitting, it will reopen to all traffic by Saturday evening.WYDOT said Friday. The reopened bridge will accommodate two ten-foot lanes of traffic with a speed limit of 15 miles per hour.

The structure was closed on Feb. 28 due to damage caused by a truck carrying an over-height load. The westbound truck carrying a large oil storage tank damaged the same girders struck by a truck carrying an over-height excavator last August.

The Wyoming Transportation Commission had just awarded a $662,000 contract on Feb. 20 for replacement of the two girders struck last August. The most recent strike did additional damage to those girders.

Comprehensive repairs of The Parsley Boulevard Bridge will begin in June and be completed before Cheyenne Frontier Days.

Trucking companies and operators can be charged for damage their vehicles cause.

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