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Lanes closed after part of bridge falls onto Highway 403 in Brantford, Ont.

OPP closed off Highway 403 at the Wayne Gretzky Parkway in Brantford after part of a bridge fell onto the highway on the afternoon of May 9, 2022. Brantford Police / Facebook

OPP in Brant County closed off westbound lanes on Highway 403 at Wayne Gretzky Parkway after part of a bridge collapsed on Monday afternoon.

Traffic was rerouted from the 403 for hours after a concrete barrier fell off an overpass and on to the Alexander Graham Bell Parkway (403) in Brantford, Ont., according to Cst. Conrad Vitalis.

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A Ministry of Transportation (MTO) spokesperson said a portion of the bridge was hit by a piece of construction equipment being transported along the highway causing damage.

“When the bridge was struck, a girder protecting the bridge was dislodged and fell on the highway below, resulting in the closure all lanes of Highway 403,” the MTO’s Lee Alderson said in an e-mail.

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No injuries were reported.

The roadway was reopened after repairs and an MTO safety inspection just before 6 a.m. Tuesday.

 

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