MaineDOT Asks for Public's Help in Identifying Driver Responsible for Bridge Damage

Published: Nov. 9, 2017 at 5:04 PM EST
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MaineDOT is asking for the public's help in identifying the driver responsible for catastrophic bridge damage.

It's believed the unreported crash that caused significant structural damage to an I-95 interstate overpass in Augusta took place between September 1st and October 3rd of this year.

The overpass, which is just north of the Western Avenue Exit 109-A, will cost $3 million to replace.

That money will come out of the current highway fund, but the department is trying to recover the cost through its legal department.

They believe an oversized vehicle was likely carrying a heavy payload or a piece of large equipment when it hit the overpass.

"This would have been a very loud event. Residents close by would have heard a strike like that, causing significant damage and in fact we are under emergency procedures right now to build temporary ramps to get traffic off that bridge and to replace the entire superstructure before winter's end," said Ted Talbot MaineDOT's Press Secretary.

If you have information call MaineDOT at 624-3020.