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.