Bridge repairs close part of U.S. 321 in Gaston County

Bridge repairs close part of U.S. 321 in Gaston County

GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Repairs are underway on U.S. 321 in Gaston County after a tractor-trailer struck a bridge Wednesday.

A tractor-trailer hauling construction equipment struck several bridge beams. Crews will close the right lane on U.S. 321 until 10 p.m. Thursday for repairs.

"Work will continue daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. until repairs are completed," NCDOT says.

The right lane of I-85 northbound near U.S. 321, Exit 17, was closed for a time Wednesday.

The ramp from U.S. 321 south to I-85 northbound was also closed. NCDOT advised motorists to continue on U.S. 321 and turn left on U.S. 74 east then turn left on New Hope Road and get back onto I-85.

Officials will continue inspecting the structure until it is deemed safe.

Copyright 2017 WBTV. All rights reserved.