I-16 back open in both directions following overpass demolition
An overpass was demolished overnight Thursday after an accident involving a truck with its dump trailer raised, according to GDOT.
SOPERTON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Traffic is now flowing in both directions on I-16.
The Georgia Department of Transportation announced earlier Friday that westbound lanes were reopened and said eastbound lanes would be open by midnight.
The partial interstate closure, which resulted in detours through Soperton and Adrian, followed an accident early Thursday morning involving a truck with its dump trailer raised. The trailer struck the overpass (Highway 86), shifting the bridge six feet off its base.
No injuries were reported.
The overpass was demolished and all lanes were reopened in both directions in less than 48 hours.