I-65 reopens at site of Tenn. tanker explosion

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Posted: Aug 18, 2014 7:54 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The site where a tanker truck exploded and caught fire on Interstate 65 in Middle Tennessee has reopened to traffic.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1kNZouW) reports Transportation Department crews Sunday finished removing the bridge in Franklin and making pavement repairs.

The interstate was closed at the site Friday morning after a tanker truck hit a column supporting the bridge. The resulting explosion and fire killed the driver, 67-year-old Bobby Bobo of Columbia.

The southbound lanes had remained closed since the crash. The northbound lanes reopened Friday afternoon, but were closed again Saturday for the bridge removal.

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Transportation officials say crews are building a new bridge over the interstate, but it will take at least 75 days.


Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com