Nearly 100-mile stretch of the 10 Freeway was shut down after a bridge collapsed near Desert Center due to heavy rain on Sunday afternoon.
The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday when the eastbound side of the freeway collapsed.
The westbound side of the 10 freeway was “severely undermined” at the Adair Overcrossing.
The collapsed bridge is located 44 miles east of State Route 86 in Coachella and 42 miles west of Arizona state line.
Due to the storm the 30-foot-by-50-feet section of the eastbound side of the bridge was was away.
One person suffered moderate injuries after driving over the side of the road of the collapsed bridge that trapped the driver inside.
Fortunately, fire fighters were able to rescue the driver and was transported to Desert Regional medical Center in Palm Springs.
Caltrans structural engineers were expected to arrive Monday morning to review the damages and to estimate how long the reconstruction would take.
On Sunday evening CHP officials said that the bridge is expected for a “long-term” shut down.
Drivers are advised to avoid that area of the 10 freeway and directed to travel using alternate routes such as Arizona Route 95 to Interstate 40, or Interstate 8 to State Route 111 to Route 86.
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