15th Street Bridge To Reopen To Two-Way Traffic Tuesday


With repairs to the 15th Street Bridge over Interstate 80 nearing completion, the bridge will reopen to two-way traffic on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Remaining work below the bridge will continue for the rest of the week, after which the damage repair will be complete.

The 15th Street bridge was struck by a tractor trailer on May 21.

The truck destroyed one of the columns that supports the bridge on the north side and damaged another.

In September, the Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded a $380,432 contract to Reiman Corp. for repair work to the bridge.

The repair involved pouring new concrete support columns to replace those damaged in the crash. WYDOT is seeking reimbursement for the damage from the truck’s insurance provider.

Separate from the damage repair, WYDOT plans to conduct regular maintenance work on the bridge in the late spring or early summer. That work will take about three to four weeks, during which time the bridge will close to all traffic.