The Alabama Department of Transportation announced the lanes near Exit 86 on Interstate 20/59 westbound are reopen, however Cover Bridge Road remains closed for additional repairs.

As previously reported, the bridge closed on October 17 and the right and center lanes closed on October 23 after a rental truck hauling a large piece of equipment struck the bridge on September 28.

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According to a post from ALDOT West Central on Twitter, contractors finished the bridge repairs earlier than expected and reopened the lanes Sunday evening.

ALDOT said the repairs were originally expected to last until November 18.

The tweet states the bridge is under repair for a curing process, however it is expected to be complete by the end of the week.

Stay connected with the Tuscaloosa Thread for announcement updates on the reopening of Covered Bridge Road.

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