I-41 reopened 3 hours after vehicle hit overpass in Little Chute

The DOT is determining the extent of damage to the overpass at County OO
Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 12:04 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 14, 2022 at 7:13 PM CDT
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LITTLE CHUTE, Wis. (WBAY) - Interstate 41 is back open in Kaukauna and Little Chute, three hours after a commercial vehicle hit an overpass.

The mishap happened just after 11 o’clock Tuesday morning at Rosehill Road in the Village of Little Chute, according to Fox Valley Metro Police. A photo from the scene shows part of a dump truck separated from the vehicle at the overpass.

It appeared the dump truck wasn’t fully down, which caused it to strike the overpass and damage some of the girders. We’re not aware of any injury to the driver.

Authorities closed the southbound lanes from Highway 55 in Kaukauna. Rosehill Road was also closed for inspection of the overpass. Engineers are assessing the girders. It could be a few days for their report on what repairs might be necessary.

“The protocol for bridge crashes was followed -- and it does happen unfortunately and hopefully this one will be slightly more minor and won’t be too much of effects, but we’re going to have to wait to find out from the inspector,” DOT regional communications director Mark Kantola told us.

Southbound I-41 reopened at about 2:30 P.M. Northbound lanes remained open.

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