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Frederick County bridge faces lengthy closure after trash truck collision

A bridge in Frederick, Maryland could be closed for up to two months after a garbage truck struck its overhead support beams. (Photo: Maryland State Highway Administration)

A bridge in Frederick, Maryland could be closed for up to two months after a garbage truck struck its overhead support beams.

According to Maryland State Highway Administration, the truck collided with the beams of Maryland Route 355 bridge over the Monocacy River on Wednesday.

The bridge is now expected to be closed for up to 60 days as crews remove and replace the damaged beams to ensure the bridge's safety, though officials told ABC7's Brianne Carter that they will work as quickly as possible to make the repairs. During repairs, drivers will be detoured to I-270.

When the crash occurred, the garbage truck was being pulled by a tow truck.

Per the Maryland State Highway Administration, over 12,000 vehicles use the bridge per day when accessible.

The bridge is located south of Frederick.


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