I-35 Blanco River bridge reopens in San Marcos after semi-truck hits it

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SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — An 18-wheeler drifted off the highway Wednesday morning and crashed into the supports of the Blanco River access road bridge.

Texas Department of Transportation crews closed the bridge before 9 a.m. to inspect it. Once the bridge was deemed safe, the bridge and turnaround were reopened around 1:30 p.m.

The semi-truck had been driving south on Interstate 35 when it went through the median and traveled down the embankment before smashing into the bridge. The driver went to South Austin Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the city of San Marcos.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash and it’s not known why the truck left the road.

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