Michigan's DOT says it will take as much as a year to repair the US-31 freeway where it runs southbound over Washington Avenue in the city of Holland.
On Monday afternoon, a truck with a big boom pierced the support girders.
Even though MDOT says the bridge is safe, it appears that Southbound US-31 will be restricted to just the right lane there until repairs are complete.
That will cost $400,000 if the two steel girders must be replaced.
And, adding to the delay, MDOT tells WOOD TV there's a steel shortage currently.