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Burned I-70 Bridge On Columbus' West Side Reopens Ahead Of Schedule

Tom Borgerding

An Interstate 70 bridge on the west side of Columbus that was closed when an overturned tanker truck burned it earlier this month has been repaired ahead of schedule.

The Ohio Department of Transportation said the I-70 bridge at I-270 is expected to open at 6 a.m. Tuesday, but motorists should watch for lane restrictions through Thursday as crews return the highway to normal.

   The tanker carrying ethanol overturned near a ramp between Interstates 270 and 70, burning beneath an I-70 bridge that carries traffic toward downtown on July 1. The span had to be replaced because flames cracked the concrete and compromised structural steel.