Outagamie County overpass hit by dump truck closed indefinitely

Dump truck hits overpass in the Fox Valley. Aug. 3, 2022
Dump truck hits overpass in the Fox Valley. Aug. 3, 2022(Vandenbroek Kaukauna Fire Department)
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 12:53 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2022 at 9:48 AM CDT
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OUTAGAMIE COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - An overpass in Outagamie County will be closed “indefinitely” after it was hit by a dump truck Wednesday.

The Rose Hill Road (County Highway CC) over I-41 was struck Wednesday. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is deploying bridge engineers to assess the damage.

Drivers are encouraged to give themselves extra time and plan an alternate route during the closure. Highway 55 remains closed north of I-41 for construction.

Southbound lanes of I-41 were closed for several hours Wednesday while the overpass was inspected and the damage was cleaned up. It reopened a little after 4 p.m. once inspectors determined the damage didn’t pose a danger to interstate traffic.

The Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the circumstances of the crash.

The Town of Vandenbroek summed up the news of the closure on Facebook with the message: “Ugh.”

Vandenbroek Kaukauna Fire Department posted photos on Facebook.

This was the second time this summer that bridge was hit by a dump truck with its loader up.

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