Engineers assess damage after New Jersey Turnpike wall collapse

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024
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ELIZABETH, New Jersey (WABC) -- Engineers assessed the damage of a wall collapse caused by a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Crews dismantled the damaged overpass wall early Tuesday morning and worked to clean up debris.

On Monday evening, an overturned tractor-trailer knocked out a portion of the wall around 8 p.m., causing debris to fall onto Elizabeth Avenue at Fourth Street below.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported, according to Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage, who shared an image of the debris that fell onto Elizabeth Avenue.

The incident did close down the outer roadway after the incident, but it had mostly reopened -- except for a turnpike vehicle blocking the particular section where the hole was.

An investigation is still underway looking into the accident, but for now, the giant hole remains.


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