I-83 north and Paxton Street shoulder closed after bridge hit by construction equipment

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The bridge carrying Paxton Street over I-83 by the Bass Pro Shops in Harrisburg was hit by a piece of construction equipment being carried on a lowboy semi-trailer according to a PennDOT spokesperson.

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One lane of I-83 northbound and one lane of Paxton Street were closed just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. The lanes reopened just before 9 p.m. A shoulder will remain closed.

A bridge inspection crew will check the structural integrity of the bridge that was hit.

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