UP reopens Spokane bridge damaged by truck

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Union Pacific said it was able to quickly repair and restore to service a bridge that had been closed when struck by a truck.

The city of Spokane reported in a Twitter post that the Altamont Street railroad underpass in East Spokane was closed after sustaining “significant damage” after being struck by the semi-truck Wednesday afternoon. Pictures posted by the city showed rails and ties on a section of track leading to the bridge knocked as much as a foot out of alignment.

A Union Pacific spokesman said the bridge was back in service as of 10 p.m. Thursday night.

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