RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Raleigh’s Melbourne Road bridge reopened Friday morning after it was damaged in a traffic incident a month ago.
On May 9, the bridge was damaged when a 16-foot tall excavator being towed by a tractor-trailer traveling westbound on I-440 slammed into the overpass.
The bridge had been closed since.
Freyssinet Inc. of Sterling, Virginia was awarded a $259,500 contract to repair the bridge, NCDOT said.
Those repairs were completed overnight Thursday.
The bridge was built in 1959 and is considered “structurally deficient.”