The Interstate-295 overpass on Durham Road in Brunswick was damaged Tuesday by a piece of equipment that was on a trailer traveling underneath the bridge.

According to the Maine Department of Transportation, the equipment struck heading northbound.

Brunswick police issued a traffic alert on social media closing the overpass at approximately 3:30 p.m. At roughly 4:45 p.m. police said that one lane of the overpass bridge was reopened.

“Three beams on the bridge were hit. Maine DOT crews are responding,” wrote Maine DOT spokesperson Paul Merrill in an email at around 4 p.m. “In past cases like this, a bridge maintenance engineer typically goes to inspect the bridge before traffic will be allowed to return to normal.”

According to a social media post by the Maine DOT, no injuries were reported.

Both lanes of I-295 should be reopened by 7 p.m. and bridge maintenance engineers are scheduled to inspect the bridge again, Merrill said.

At approximately 5 p.m. traffic was backed up on I-295 headed northbound beginning at the Durham Road overpass and ending just before the Desert Road overpass in Freeport.

The Times Record reporter Kathleen O’Brien contributed to this report.


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