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East side interstate bridge repairs almost complete nearly 3 months after tanker truck explosion

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Posted at 12:32 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 12:32:17-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly three months after it was damaged in a horrific tanker truck explosion, permanent repairs are almost complete on an interstate bridge on the east side of Indianapolis.

The ramp leading from southbound Interstate 465 to eastbound Interstate 70 is scheduled to reopen Friday after it closed last week while workers make repairs to the ramp that was scorched on Feb. 20 when a tanker carrying 4,000 gallons of jet fuel overturned and exploded. One lane on the bridge had been open since the days following the crash.

The tanker truck driver, Jeffrey Denman, 59, of Brownsburg, died two weeks after the crash. Three good Samaritans were credited with risking their lives to get Denman out of the wreckage.

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