An oversized load strikes the underside of the Southwest Boulevard Bridge

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SAN ANGELO – An oversized load, carrying a wind turbine tower, struck the underside of the Southwest Boulevard overpass over Loop 306, at approximately 11:30 a.m. today. 

The 181- foot long load took the U-turn at the Southwest Blvd. exit going under the overpass instead of turning left at the traffic signal. The U-Turn clearance is less than the clearance under the center of the bridge, which caused the load to strike the underside of the bridge.

On May 12, 2019, the Bell Street overpass was struck by an oversized load causing some exterior damage but not any structural damage to the bridge. The tractor trailer and its load was cleared from the intersection and the area was closed for about two hours. 

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