- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Interstate 70 bridge in central Ohio that closed after being scorched in a tanker truck fire weeks ago has been repaired ahead of schedule.

An Ohio Department of Transportation spokesman says the I-70 bridge at I-270 on the west side of Columbus reopened Tuesday morning. The department says motorists should watch for lane restrictions through Thursday as crews return the highway to normal.

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

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