- Associated Press - Friday, July 20, 2018

DUNN, N.C. (AP) - Emergency repairs are scheduled for a bridge on Interstate 95 in North Carolina after a work crew noticed damage to a steel beam.

The N.C. Department of Transportation said in a news release one of its crews saw the damage, which is believed to have occurred when something hit the bridge while traveling on U.S. 421 below. It’s not known when the bridge was struck or what hit it.

The repairs are set to begin on Friday and take up to three days to complete. The contractor hired for the repairs specializes in heat straightening, in which workers heat the beam to a high temperature, enabling them to return it to its original shape and strength.

Lane closures will occur on U.S. 421 while repairs are underway.

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