****UPDATE: Chapel Hill officials said in a release on Tuesday that East Rosemary Street is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday night, but the pedestrian bridge will not reopen until it is reconstructed and certified for public use.****
A portion of East Rosemary Street in downtown Chapel Hill will remain closed for a third day on Tuesday after a pedestrian bridge over the roadway was struck early Sunday morning.
The 100 block of East Rosemary Street is closed to through traffic but all businesses and parking decks near the closure remain open.
An Orange County Solid Waste truck hit the pedestrian bridge at 125 East Rosemary Street just after six o’clock Sunday morning, according to police. Authorities say the truck malfunctioned while emptying a dumpster, causing the arms and dumpster to remain above the truck when it struck the bridge.
A police spokesman said no charges are being sought in this case.
Engineers have been evaluating the structural integrity of the bridge and straps have been placed around loose sections of the concrete. While officials are hoping to reopen the roadway soon, there is no timeline for when the pedestrian bridge will be open for use.
#CHTraffic: E. #RosemarySt will remain closed to through traffic until Wednesday night (4/18). The pedestrian bridge will not reopen until it is reconstructed. https://t.co/8izeILNhTp pic.twitter.com/bRlJvCPwPg
— Town of Chapel Hill (@chapelhillgov) April 17, 2018
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