The westbound semi’s trailer hit the bottom of the Franklin Boulevard overpass about 3:40 a.m. Monday, shearing off the top of the trailer. But initial examination of the underside of the overpass indicates the impact did only “aesthetic” damage to the concrete, Idaho Transportation Department spokeswoman Jennifer Gonzalez said.
"The structure is safe," Gonzalez said. "In the next few days we will take more comprehensive look."
ITD’s initial examination of the damage checked for trouble signs such as exposed rebar or cracks in the concrete, she said, and none were evident.
The crash closed one lane of westbound Interstate 84 for about three hours, but all lanes were open as of 6:50 a.m., Idaho State Police report. Traffic was not disrupted on the overpass, an ISP dispatcher said. Traffic disruption on I-84 was reportedly minimal because of light westbound traffic that early in the morning.
Idaho State Police are investigating the crash, but details of what happened and who was driving the truck were not available by noon Thursday.