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Posted: 5:09 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2013
By WOKV News Staff
WOKV News spoke with Mike Goldman with the Department of Transportation who tells us assessment and preliminary investigations are underway concerning the Mathews Bridge.
He believes once repairs begin, however, that it will take days and not months to complete. However, he says the damage is into the millions of dollars ranging anywhere from one to ten million.
"We can tell you the damage to the support is going to have to be replaced and not repaired."
Goldman warns its urgent for the DOT to perform the repairs properly. He realizes the repairs are a huge inconvenience that affects thousands of travelers.
"There are about 56,000 vehicles a day that cross that bridge. It's a major artery. We realize its an inconvenience but we are extremely lucky."
Goldman says its extremly fortunate that no one was injured and there were no fatalities when the ship struck the Mathews bridge Thursday.
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