Breaking: Partial Collapse Reported on I-40 Bridge at Rio Puerco Exit - Albuquerque Journal

Breaking: Partial Collapse Reported on I-40 Bridge at Rio Puerco Exit

Bridge at I-40 and Rio Puerco. (Roberto Rosales/Journal)

10:35am UPDATE: An Interstate 40 bridge being demolished over the Rio Puerco near the Route 66 Casino collapsed unexpectedly this morning, KOB-TV is reporting.

Crews on the scene tell KOB Eyewitness News 4 they were in the process of demolishing the former eastbound bridge when they say it came down faster than expected around 9:45 a.m.

The only injury reported was a gash to a worker’s elbow, KOB-TV reported.

All traffic on I-40 is currently diverted onto the former westbound bridge during construction. So traffic is not impacted.

Watch the video at ABQJournal.com.

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Only sketchy details are available, but State Police investigators are heading to the Rio Puerco exit of Interstate 40 where a portion of a bridge has collapsed, injuring a “handful” of construction workers, State Police Lt. Eric Garcia told ABQjournal.com.

Medical personnel are on scene, Garcia told us.

We’ll bring you more details as they become available.

 

Photo from the scene (Troy Simpson / Journal)
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