ODESSA – An eastbound trailer carrying a trackhoe hit the Crane Avenue overpass on Interstate 20 on Tuesday and caused extensive damage. The overpass will be closed to all traffic until further notice, according to a release from the Odessa District office of the Texas Department of Transportation.
Both overpasses at West Loop 338 and I-20 were also hit, but the damage there isn’t as severe, the release stated.
This makes at least 30 overpasses hit in the 12-county Odessa District since March 2012.
At this point in time, the following three overpasses in the Odessa District are closed because of damage caused by oversized loads:
- Crane Avenue overpass on I-20 in west Odessa.
- County Road 1150 over I-20 in east Midland.
- The Giffin Road overpass on Interstate 10 in the area of mile markers 187/188 near where Interstate 20 splits off from Interstate 10.
Road conditions are available at www.drivetexas.org.