How Philadelphia I-95 Span Destroyed by Fire Reopened in Just 12 Days

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The emergency project to rebuild the bridge after the June 11 crash and fire continues.

July 24, 2023
James Leggate - Engineering News-Record

Less than two weeks after a tanker truck crash and fire destroyed an Interstate-95 bridge in northeast Philadelphia, the highway reopened to traffic on a temporary road surface June 23. The hastened work to reopen the highway, which has an average daily traffic count of nearly 160,000 vehicles, including about 13,000 trucks, was the result of collaboration between contractors, material suppliers and union workers with local, state and federal officials, Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro (D) said.

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