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Hole opens in I-65 bridge in Tippecanoe County

Posted at 7:50 PM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 19:50:13-05

LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- INDOT crews were performing emergency repairs Wednesday on a large hole that began forming in a bridge on I-65.

The hole opened up in the right lane of the approach to the Lauramie Creek Bridge on I-65 southbound near the 164 mile marker, about four miles south of the State Road 38/168 exit.

I-65 was expected to be down to one lane for repairs through 6 a.m. Thursday.

Motorists were advised to seek alternate routes, such as U.S. 52.

The affected area is about 8 miles away from the Wildcat Creek Bridge on I-65 that was closed for weeks earlier this year when support piers began moving.

MORE | Call 6: Inspection reports shows closed I-65 bridge had structural problems | I-65 reopens between Lebanon and Lafayette

INDOT said a unique underground water feature was to blame for the problems with that bridge.


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