TxDOT evaluating damages to SH 45, U.S. 183 frontage bridge

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Department of Transportation is evaluating damages to a bridge near the State Highway 45, U.S. 183 frontage road intersection amid concerns from some area residents.

A viewer reached out to KXAN regarding potential concerns with damages to the underside of the bridge. KXAN reached out to TxDOT Wednesday to discuss the extent of damages to the bridge and future repair plans.

Based on an assessment from TxDOT’s bridge team, the header slope of the bridge — which helps secure soil and keep it in place — has sustained damages. However, a spokesperson said the damage has not impacted the the bridge’s structural integrity.

  • The Texas Department of Transportation is evaluating damages to the underside of a bridge near SH 45 and the U.S 183 frontage road. (KXAN Photo/Todd Bynum)
  • The Texas Department of Transportation is evaluating damages to the underside of a bridge near SH 45 and the U.S 183 frontage road. (KXAN Photo/Todd Bynum)
  • The Texas Department of Transportation is evaluating damages to the underside of a bridge near SH 45 and the U.S 183 frontage road. (KXAN Photo/Todd Bynum)
  • The Texas Department of Transportation is evaluating damages to the underside of a bridge near SH 45 and the U.S 183 frontage road. (KXAN Photo/Todd Bynum)
  • The Texas Department of Transportation is evaluating damages to the underside of a bridge near SH 45 and the U.S 183 frontage road. (Courtesy: Christopher C Carrales)
  • The Texas Department of Transportation is evaluating damages to the underside of a bridge near SH 45 and the U.S 183 frontage road. (Courtesy: Christopher C Carrales)
  • The Texas Department of Transportation is evaluating damages to the underside of a bridge near SH 45 and the U.S 183 frontage road. (Courtesy: Christopher C Carrales)
  • The Texas Department of Transportation is evaluating damages to the underside of a bridge near SH 45 and the U.S 183 frontage road. (Courtesy: Christopher C Carrales)
  • The Texas Department of Transportation is evaluating damages to the underside of a bridge near SH 45 and the U.S 183 frontage road. (Courtesy: Christopher C Carrales)
  • The Texas Department of Transportation is evaluating damages to the underside of a bridge near SH 45 and the U.S 183 frontage road. (Courtesy: Christopher C Carrales)

“There is no immediate safety concern,” a TxDOT spokesperson said in an email. “The bridge team is looking into this and formulating a repair plan, which will most likely include a retaining wall.”

TxDOT officials added crews recently went out to the site to assess damages and are developing a plan for repairs. They said they are in ongoing discussions with bridge experts to determine the extent of specific repairs needed and don’t have an estimated timeline at this time.

To report damages seen on bridges and other roadway infrastructure, drivers are asked to contact TxDOT through its online damage claims system.

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