Oversized load strikes overpass on I-75 in Florida




Florida transportation officials have closed a portion of I-75 following a major overpass strike involving an oversized load.

The crash was reported shortly after 9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22, on I-75 in Ocala, Florida.

A semi truck hauling an oversized load in the northbound lanes of the interstate struck an overpass at mile marker 347.

No injuries were reported.

Images captured at the scene show damage to the bridge structure.

Northbound I-75 is closed as crews inspect the overpass for damage. Miles-long traffic backups have been reported on I-75. SW 66th Street is also closed.

Southbound I-75 is open but troopers say that rubberneckers are causing traffic delays.

This is a developing story.

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Anybody know what actually happened here? I know, I know,
the bridge was too low or the trailer was too high but this caused a bunch of us a long day. I used to haul oversized back when a real truck driver. It was all dummy proof. Permits had to be exact measurements, couldn't be off a half inch or they'd shut you down. Dot comes out and measures it. It was just north of the scales. They say drivers fault but I have my doubts.