Department of Transportation: Lane closures in New Bedford due to bridge strike

This is a photo of the bridge being inspected on Route 18 in New Bedford. (WLNE)

NEWBEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — The northbound travel lanes on Route 18 at Elm Street are closed for emergency bridge inspection.

The closure on Thursday is due to a bridge strike at this location, according to the Department of Transportation.

According to Massachusetts State Police, an excavator became partially dislodged and “partially” fell on another car.

Drivers will be guided through the work zone with temporary detour signs, message boards, and traffic control devices.

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