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Crews replace collapsed Danville bridge with temporary one

DANVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Road crews have put up a temporary bridge to replace one that collapsed on Thursday night. The collapse happened near the end of Gose Pike in Danville. It collapsed after a truck filled with asphalt and hauling a trailer with a paver went across. The steel beams beneath the bridge had deteriorated and collapsed.

"We've removed the bridge deck and all the decking materials and now we've installed three, seven foot diameter trials to replace the bridge temporarily," says Boyle County Engineer Duane Campbell.

Before the temporary bridge went up, there was a detour through nearby property in place. Officials say the safety of the eight families living past the bridge was their main concern.

"The rescue squad and the fire trucks can get to them if they were to have an emergency," says Campbell. "So, that's what our main goal was today."

The county engineer says it could be up to two months before a permanent bridge is in place.

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