INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Police say a semi truck carrying elevator equipment hit a bridge on Interstate 65 Friday afternoon, causing damage to the bridge and closing interstate lanes for hours.
The accident happened on I-65 at the 110.5 mile marker near the I-70 south split.
The Indiana Department of Transportation says I-65 northbound and I-70 eastbound will remain closed until the Virginia Avenue bridge is repaired.
Designers will be working throughout the night, developing plans to repair the bridge. I-65 northbound and I-70 eastbound will reopen when designs are completed midday Saturday, according to a release.
State Police and INDOT say I-70 eastbound traffic is being diverted to I-65 southbound at the south split and I-65 northbound traffic is being diverted to I-70 westbound.
The accident caused the beam on the Virginia Avenue bridge to split. Police say traffic on the bridge was closed in both directions for a short period of time but traffic has reopened.
I-65 southbound and I-70 westbound will remain open.
No injuries were reported in the accident.
Saturday morning, Wishard Memorial Hospital will close its doors.
Snow that moved through Central Indiana this week has wrapped up, leaving some areas with more than 10 inches of snow.
Free bags of salt will be available to the public Saturday after snow moved through Central Indiana this week.