Thunder Bay

Repairs to Highway 61 rail overpass complete: MTO

Repairs to a damaged rail overpass in Thunder Bay have been completed and traffic is back open in both directions on Highway 61.
A rail overpass was damaged when it was struck by an over-height vehicle driving on Highway 61. (Matt Vis/CBC)

Repairs to a damaged rail overpass in Thunder Bay have been completed and traffic is back open in both directions on Highway 61.

A Ministry of Transportation spokesperson said on Monday the highway has been reopened between Broadway Avenue and Neebing avenues, after being closed for nearly a week to facilitate emergency repairs to the CN Rail overpass.

The overhead bridge was damaged earlier this month when it was struck by an over-height vehicle. An OPP investigation identified the vehicle allegedly involved and charges are said to be pending.