- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon officials are investigating after fallen beams shut down an overpass construction site in La Pine.

The Bulletin reports (https://bit.ly/2cchHYX ) that two 130-ton concrete and steel rebar beams crashed onto the railroad tracks near U.S. Highway 97 on Monday. No one was injured.

Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Peter Murphy says officials are waiting for investigation results before allowing construction work to resume. It will probably be delayed until next week.

He says support walls will need to be inspected and new beams need to be ordered.

Murphy said Monday he doesn’t know how much the beams cost but that they are “not cheap.”

The $17 million project involves construction of an overpass above the railroad tracks, which currently cross the highway.

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Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com

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