US 183 at SH 71 back open after semi crashes into bridge

Semi crashes into bridge at US 183 and SH 71 (Austin Fire Department Photo)
Semi crashes into bridge at US 183 and SH 71 (Austin Fire Department Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — All lanes of US 183 at State Highway 71 are back open after a semi truck crashed into an overpass bridge in southeast Austin.

The semi was driving southbound on US 183 when it struck the bridge around 3:30 p.m. The Texas Department of Transportation checked the bridge and all lanes were back open to traffic right before 6 p.m.

Photos from the scene show the semi was hauling large spools of white tubing. Officers at the scene report there are minor injuries.

Check KXAN’s traffic page for updates on delays in the area.

Semi crashes into bridge at US 183 and SH 71 (Austin Fire Department Photo)
Semi crashes into bridge at US 183 and SH 71 (Austin Fire Department Photo)
Semi crashes into bridge at US 183 and SH 71 (TxDOT Photo)
Semi crashes into bridge at US 183 and SH 71 (TxDOT Photo)

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