Raleigh’s Melbourne Road bridge reopens

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.

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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.”

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