So on the 26th of April my coworker Katie Riley while working on the Interstate 91 North bound exit to Columbus Blvd, noticed a strang sound. Let's just say it'...s pretty loud with 80,000 lbs of tractor trailers flying over the bridge at 70mph. The vibration and sound are defining. But this sound was different. It wasn't right. Then she noticed chunks of concrete falling from the other bridge span. Not little pieces, pieces that would knock your ass out if they hit you. This span was 91 South. She immediately brought it to the attention of the Connecticut DOT Inspector on the job site . 20 minutes later he and the foreman took a look the problem. Up on his inspection ,he immediately wanted to shut the highway down. As the trucks traveled over the crumbling section of bridge. Chunks of concrete would fall , and the area around the hole would flex. If Katie Riley wasn't there to notice this , this hole would grown to create a severe chain of events that could have cost the lives of unknowing travelers.
One hour later, that section of road was cut off to traffic and was being repaired by DOT staff.
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