Section of U.S. 1 bridge in Fla. collapses

Updated Nov 1, 2017

Southbound traffic on a North Palm Beach bridge over the Earman River (C-17 Canal), part of U.S. 1 in Palm Beach, Florida, will be reduced to one lane indefinitely after a 90,000-pound section of concrete sidewalk and railing broke off and fell into the water October 19, reports.

Luckily, no vehicles were affected and no injuries were reported.

Boat traffic under the bridge was also shut down when village officials determined that another section of the sidewalk on the bridge was unstable.

Village Manager Andy Lukasik told the news agency that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) would pay for repairs to the bridge, but how much it would cost and how long it would take had yet to be determined. “We expect a report in the next couple of days,” he said.

The bridge was built in 1956, rebuilt in 2003, and handles an average of 26,500 cars a day.