Major traffic congestion is expected Tuesday night after a truck hit an overpass near the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in North Vancouver.
Drive B.C. said in a statement posted around 7 p.m. that the overpass was struck on Main Street near Fern Street, forcing the closure of the eastbound lanes of Highway 1.
Drivers are urged to use the Lions Gate Bridge in the meantime.
As of 9 p.m., the damage is still being assessed and the next update is expected around 11 p.m. Check DriveBC.ca for updates.
This week’s incident is the latest in a rash of bridge collisions involving commercial vehicles across the province.
According to a B.C. Ministry of Transportation site on bridge strikes, there have now been two dozen documented crashes since December 2021, when data were first collected. Most involved driver error and a lack of proper permits.
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