TX DOT Plans repairs for Damaged Bridge in Big Spring

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - The Texas Department of Transportation is scheduling repairs to the eastbound  I-20 bridge over FM 700 in Big Spring.

The bridge was damaged in an accident on October 20. An oil rig got stuck going under the bridge because it had a high load.

One lane of northbound FM 700 under I-20 and one lane of eastbound I-20 over FM 700 have been reopened.

The remaining lanes on both roads will be closed to traffic until repairs are made.

Load restrictions are also in place for the duration of the repairs. No loads more than
10 feet wide or over 80,000 pounds will be permitted on northbound FM 700 or eastbound I-20 at FM 700.

TxDOT will issue an emergency contract for repairs. The work is expected to be complete by early December.