The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Jeremy Burnham
Reporter 

Overpass near Ritzville struck by truck­ for third time in 12 months

 

Photo courtesy of WSDOT

The Danekas Overpass near Ritzville after being struck by a semi-truck on May 21.

Earlier this month, the Danekas Overpass on I-90 near Ritzville was struck by a truck.

This isn't the first time this has happened. Or even the second time. The accident on July 2 marks the third time the overpass has been struck in 12 months.

The first (and worst) incident occurred last July when an "oversized load" on a truck smashed into the bridge, causing about $500,000 of damage. Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency to make funding to fix the bridge available. The bridge was repaired and re-opened on Oct. 29.

On May 21 of this year, a semi-truck struck the bridge, this ti...



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