It happened again: 18-wheeler hits Houston Avenue Bridge

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Thursday, December 14, 2017
TxDOT addressing overpass concerns on Houston Avenue
TxDOT addressing overpass concerns on Houston Avenue.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- It seems to happen over and over again -- too-tall trucks hitting freeway bridges and overpasses.

The latest hit happened early Wednesday morning at the Houston Avenue Bridge. The bridge over I-10 has been hit at least seven times in the last 10 months, shutting down the freeway each time.

When trucks that are too tall slam into bridges and overpasses, it can cause traffic tie-ups and congestion that impacts the entire city.

Two lanes were shut down on I-10 at Houston Avenue after an 18-wheeler struck the bridge.

Bridge strikes like this create on average $200,000 to $300,000 worth of damage.

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