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SCDOT to replace bridge on I-585 struck by truck in January

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The damaged California Ave. bridge that crosses over I-585 in Spartanburg. (Jan. 13, 2014/FOX Carolina) The damaged California Ave. bridge that crosses over I-585 in Spartanburg. (Jan. 13, 2014/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced plans to replace the bridge crossing Interstate 585 in Spartanburg County that was struck by a truck carrying too tall of a load in January.

The plan will replace the California Avenue bridge and another bridge in the area as part of the Interstate rehabilitation project in Spartanburg County. 

SCDOT said the project to fix the bridge is federally funded. 

On Jan. 13, 2014, the tractor-trailer with a sky lift with a 40-foot boom hit the bottom of the bridge causing them to remove the bridge for safety reasons.

Officials said there were several signs warning drivers of the bridge's height requirements.

The rehabilitation project also plans to raise the bridge over I-585 at SC Route 9, which they said does not meet current federal requirements for vertical clearance.

The start and finish date of the construction projects has not been determined.

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