- Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2016

BATH, Maine (AP) - The Maine Department of Transportation has begun repairing guardrails along the U.S. Route 1 viaduct in Bath about a month after a sport utility vehicle crashed through one and fell onto a pickup truck below.

The Portland Press Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1UiT0eU ) approximately 15 to 20 DOT employees worked on the guardrails as the roadway was closed Wednesday from 8 p.m. until about midnight.

Workers checked and tightened bolts along the guardrails of both the north and south sides of Rt. 1.

Transportation officials conducted an inspection of the bridge rail after Melissa Medina lost control of her Mercury Mountaineer on April 4, crashed into the bridge railing and flipped over top to the road below.

The inspection found numerous faults, including loose or missing bolts and damaged segments.


Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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