BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A highway overpass in western Michigan that was damaged in a crash involving two tractor-trailers is expected to be closed for at least several weeks.
Michigan State Police say the semi-trucks were carrying an oversized shipping container Friday night when they struck the 100th Street overpass on U.S. 131 in Kent County’s Byron Township, south of Grand Rapids. Nobody was hurt.
The highway was shut down for about an hour but the overpass remains closed. The Michigan Department of Transportation says it could take weeks or months to complete needed repairs. Weather, funding and getting a contractor in place are factors.