Updated: Union Street bridge reopened after wreck clean up
The Union Street bridge has reopened after being closed for hours as crews made a few repairs after a tractor-trailor's fuel tank ruptured when going over it early this morning.
According to Aiken Public Safety's Lt. Karl Odenthal, there didn't appear to be any damage to the actual structure of the bridge. A few spikes that held the wood down were damaged, and the S.C. Department of Transportation has worked to fix that, he said. Crews also put sand down where fuel leaked onto the road.
Crews have now completed the clean up and inspection of the bridge, said police.
Officers responded to the scene at 6:42 a.m. The truck was on route to make a delivery on Powderhouse Road. It attempted to go over the bridge, which Odenthal said it didn't have the clearance for, and the front right fuel tank, as well as the reserve tank, ruptured.
Fuel trailed from the intersection of Park Avenue and Union Street down to East Pine Log and Banks Mill Road, Odenthal said.
The truck was tracked down by Aiken Public Safety. They are currently assessing the damage of the truck and determining whether or not it is still operational.
No injuries were reported.