Several lanes on I-285 westbound near Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, Georgia were closed on Tuesday due to damage at the Mt. Vernon Bridge over I-285. The closure caused delays for several miles, and a detour route was set up for drivers. A tractor-trailer had hit the bridge at Riverside Drive, leading to the closure. Despite a brief inspection, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced that the Mt. Vernon Bridge would remain closed. They have planned a more detailed inspection to assess the damage and determine the necessary repairs.
The closure of the Mt. Vernon Bridge over I-285 in Sandy Springs, Georgia caused significant disruptions in traffic on Tuesday. The damaged bridge forced the closure of several lanes on I-285 westbound, leading to delays for miles. City officials in Sandy Springs confirmed the closure and stated that four out of five lanes on Mt. Vernon Hwy near I-285 also remained closed. The Georgia Department of Transportation reported that a tractor-trailer had hit the bridge at Riverside Drive, leading to the damage. Despite a preliminary inspection, it was determined that the bridge would need further evaluation before reopening to traffic.
The ongoing closure of the Mt. Vernon Bridge has prompted the Georgia Department of Transportation to conduct a thorough inspection. The bridge will remain closed until officials can assess the extent of the damage and plan the necessary repairs. In the meantime, motorists are advised to use the designated detour route to navigate around the closed lanes. The closure caused significant traffic congestion, and delays were reported along I-285 westbound for several miles. Updates on the bridge closure and subsequent repairs can be found through local news outlets and the Georgia Department of Transportation.