ST. LOUIS ( -- After extensive testing, MoDOT reopened lanes of westbound I-255 on the Jefferson Barracks bridge.

The westbound bridge was closed earlier in the week when ‘fracture critical’ was discovered on the bridge during a routine inspection. MoDOT said the bridge will be safe to travel on when the lanes are reopened for a brief period of time daily.

Two lanes will be open from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. for the morning rush hour and then again at 2 p.m. for the evening rush hour. In addition, one lane will remain open during all other times, including weekends, according to MoDOT.

Repairs on the bridge will continue to be made. MoDOT said these repairs can be made while under traffic, and will oversized loads will be restricted until all of the repairs are complete.

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