SDDOT inform Transportation Committee about damaged interstate bridges

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- Bridges on interstate highways in South Dakota this year have been treated more like punching bags than transportation structures in 2024.  Transportation Secretary Joel Jundt informed the South Dakota Transportation Commission last week two more bridges have been damaged by oversized loads.

Jundt says the driver who hit the bridge has been identified so insurance information can be collected.    The second bridge hit happened in Codington County, south of Watertown.

Commission member Lynn Jensen of Lake Preston says moving ag equipment in that area is difficult with few options for crossing I-29.

The D-O-T has seen bridge strikes in Watertown, Humbolt and Presho on interstate highways this year.