Archive for Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bridge over Kansas Turnpike in Leavenworth County closed after accident

August 8, 2012, 4:25 p.m. Updated August 8, 2012, 5:08 p.m.


A truck driving on the Kansas Turnpike Wednesday afternoon damaged a beam on the 214th Street bridge in Leavenworth County east of Lawrence.

A turnpike authority dispatcher said a passerby reported the damage at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. It was not affecting traffic on Interstate 70, she said, but the 214th Street bridge would be closed so officials could assess the damage.

Kansas Turnpike Authority spokeswoman Lisa Callahan said the bridge would be temporarily closed until repairs could be made. Engineers would provide a damage estimate after examining the bridge, she said. The bridge is crosses over I-70 about 9 miles east of Lawrence.


EJ Mulligan 5 years, 10 months ago

Any information about cause or damage from the raging field fire on I-70 this afternoon, about 1/2 mile west of the Iowa Street exit? Wakarusa Township fire dept. was just arriving on the scene when we went by.

jackpot 5 years, 10 months ago

That's about my backyard, how did I miss that?

blindrabbit 5 years, 10 months ago

Is this one of the new bridges to accomodate three lanes on the turnpike or one of the old 1953 originals. If old, maybe a good time to initiate the replacement; most (maybe all) west of Lawrence to Topeka have already been replaced, several east of Lawrence have not!

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