A stretch of Crosstown Hwy. 62 will be closed until early Thursday morning owing to damage done to a pedestrian bridge by a truck Tuesday, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Westbound lanes on Hwy. 62 between exits to Interstate 35W and Hwy. 100 will be closed until bridge repairs are made, according to MnDOT. Officials expect the work to be finished by about 6 a.m. Thursday.
The pedestrian bridge in Edina was previously hit in February and the agency was in the process of repairing the bridge when it was hit Tuesday by a truck that had a higher load than the bridge allowed, said spokeswoman Anne Meyer. An image from a traffic camera showed a truck scraping the bottom of the bridge.
Officials were concerned that some of the concrete on the bridge would break apart over the highway, according to Meyer. A full repair on the bridge will be done in the fall, and the bridge itself has been closed to pedestrian traffic since February.