Photo: California Highway Patrol
All northbound lanes of Interstate 880 at 23rd Avenue in Oakland were closed early Saturday after an accident causing steel girders to collapse onto the highway said the California Highway Patrol.
A motorist traveling north at 100 km / h on the highway lost control at 3:40 in the morning and hit beams with 85-foot steel girders at the 23rd Avenue construction site in the overpass, CHP officer said Matthew Hamer.
Three of the carriers collapsed on the highway and blocked the north-facing lanes. The southbound lanes remained open.
At 7:15, Caltrans arrived on site with heavy equipment to lift the porters off the lanes, Hamer said.
The driver – identified by the CHP as a 28-year-old from Hayward – was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. She was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, Hamer said.
Nobody else was hurt.
The northbound traffic was diverted from the freeway to overground roads, and there was no estimated time for reopening, Hamer said.
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