HAVERHILL (CBS) – Traffic in Haverhill was snarled for several hours after concrete came loose in the center lane of a bridge on Interstate 495.
The crumbling concrete exposed a 6-inch area of steel reinforcement bars on the bridge, which is above the Merrimack River in the area of Exit 49.READ MORE: Melrose Seeks To 'Deemphasize' Halloween In Classrooms, Hold 'Inclusive' Fall Events
Crews began working in the area Friday morning and only one lane of traffic was getting by on the southbound side of I-495.READ MORE: Young Crowd Eager To Attend Harry Styles Concert In Boston, But Are There COVID Concerns?
An area of concrete was removed from the bridge and new concrete was poured near the expansion joint.MORE NEWS: Concord-Carlisle High School Teacher Accused Of Using Racist Slur Put On Leave
All lanes were reopened by 4:50 p.m.