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Tractor-Trailer Damages Texas Overpass

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A tractor-trailer struck the State Highway 360 overpass on Wednesday, according to Arlington police.

The 18-wheelter truck, hauling a forklift took a chunk out of the overpass located near Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, just before 9:00 p.m. According to authorities, the tractor-trailer was too big to go under the bridge.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) said the northbound exit ramp from Highway 360 to Lamar Boulevard is expected to be shut until early 2009. Repairs will start shortly after the holidays and take approximately a week to complete, TxDOT said.

Concrete began to fall onto I-30, so authorities and fire units shut down eastbound I-30 and northbound Highway 360 for two hours. TxDOT inspectors reopened the highway after the debris was cleared.