The City of Bloomington says the 86th Street bridge over Interstate 35W is closed after a vehicle driving on the freeway hit the bridge on Sunday.
Just a short distance away, a vehicle also hit the 82nd Street bridge over I-35W. Only one westbound lane on the 82nd Street bridge is open this morning and both eastbound lanes are open, the City of Bloomington said.
All lanes on I-35W are open in both directions.
More details about Sunday's incidents are expected to released Monday morning, the city said.
Sunday marked the second time in just over a year that the 86th Street bridge was hit by a vehicle traveling on I-35W. It was last February when a southbound truck on I-35W hauling construction equipment hit the bridge over the freeway and ruptured a gas line.
The bridge reopened following that incident but landed the bridge on MnDOT's list of repair projects for 2017. The agency will spend $4 million to rebuild the bridge between June and October.
The current bridge was built in 1957 and rebuilt in 1996 and has a clearance of 14.5 feet on the southbound side and 14.9 feet on the northbound side. The project will raise the vertical clearance by two feet, said MnDOT spokesman David Aeikens.