EMERGENCY REPAIRS: Backhoe Hits I-80 Bridge

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A portion of Interstate-80 near Altoona could be closed for more than a week after a bridge was damaged by construction equipment.

A backhoe was riding on a trailer on Highway 65, traveling north when it hit the bridge at around noon, Thursday.

The DOT is planning emergency repairs. Some westbound lanes of I-80 will be closed during those repairs until next Friday.