US 70 Business Bridge Over I-95 Reopens

A tractor trailer struck the US 70 Business Bridge over I-95 in Smithfield on Nov. 21st heavily damaging a bridge support column. The bridge fully reopened to traffic this afternoon (Tuesday). Photo courtesy John Payne

The eastbound lane on the US 70 Business Bridge over Interstate 95 in Smithfield (Exit 95) reopened to traffic at 2:00pm this afternoon (Tuesday). The eastbound lane over the bridge had been closed for repairs since November 21st when a tractor trailer traveling on I-95 hit and severely damaged one of the bridge’s concrete supports.

The westbound lane over the bridge remained open during the repair work. A contractor completed the repairs ahead of schedule.

The NC DOT estimates the repair cost at approximately $100,000.