- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a bridge over Interstate 40 Business is sound even though chunks of concrete have fallen from it on to the highway.

Department of Transportation engineers told The Winston-Salem Journal (https://bit.ly/1wSBuR9 ) that workers checked the bridge that carries Silas Creek Parkway over the road and found no major problems.

The DOT closed the eastbound lanes of Business 40 after the chunks of concrete fell. Engineers say they were caused after moisture caused reinforcing steel bars in the bridge to expand and knocked off the pieces of concrete.

The DOT says the bridge was last fully inspected in 2012. It was built in 1959 and reconstructed in the late 1990s.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, https://www.journalnow.com

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