- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

CORONA, Calif. (AP) - Transportation officials say the road beneath a bridge that partially collapsed at a Southern California freeway on-ramp is set to reopen.

The Press-Enterprise reports (https://bit.ly/1VNj6Dz ) deputy director at the Riverside County Transportation Commission, John Standiford, says an assessment has determined that it’s safe for traffic to resume along East Grand Boulevard in Corona. The road is expected to reopen Monday morning. Construction of the on-ramp is also planned to resume Monday.

The bridge collapse, which injured nine workers, occurred Friday night as the bridge deck was being lowered into place along State Route 91. The bridge deck suddenly dropped about 16 inches, striking wooden support beams, which hit the workers, officials said.

Seven workers remained hospitalized Sunday. An update on their conditions hasn’t been released.

The incident remains under investigation.

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Information from: The Press-Enterprise, https://www.pe.com


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