Chunks of concrete fall on truck traveling under I-55 in St. Louis County

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 7 at 12:50 PM

I-55 at Reavis Barracks Road

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 (KMOV) --  News 4 went to the Missouri Department of Transportation after a viewer's dash cam recording pieces of concrete falling onto his vehicle while driving under Interstate 55 in South County.

Brad Witte was driving under I-55 on Reavis Barracks Road Thursday afternoon when several small chunks of concrete landed on the truck’s hood and windshield.

“That thing could have come through the sun roof and killed me, if I had been another five or ten feet further down the road,” said Witte.

Exclusive video: Chunks of concrete falls on truck driving under I-55 overpass

Mark Croarkin with MoDOT said ice and salt were the cause of the crumbling overpass. 

“It was inspected. It was fine when people looked at it, it’s an aging structure,” said Croarkin.

MoDOT said the bridge was built in 1962 and was last inspected in July of 2012.  Drivers were shocked after seeing the dashcam video and MoDOT said this may not be the end.

“I hate to say they’ll probably be a few more with some crumbs falling off. We’re going to be out looking, looking the best we can,” said Croarkin.

MoDOT said they watch 1,200 bridges in the area and they inspect them at least once every two years.

News 4 will continue to look into this story and what was in the last inspection report.

Stay with News 4 and KMOV.com for the latest. 

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