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GDOT held press conference giving more details on I-85 bridge collapse

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)

ATLANTA (WTVM) – The Georgia Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety will hold a press conference near the bridge on I-85.

Governor Deal met with the Acting Deputy Director of the Federal Highway Administration Butch Waidelich, senior adviser to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation James Ray, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Commissioner Russell McMurry, Department of Public Safety (DPS) Commissioner Mark McDonough and other officials to receive a full briefing and updates regarding the Interstate 85 fire and bridge collapse.

“As we continue to assess the damage and begin repairs, I ask for the public’s patience and understanding." said Deal.

"The fact that no lives were lost is a blessing, and I’m grateful for the courage, hard work and tireless efforts by our state and local first responders. I’m also thankful for the timely response from the federal government.”

Deal also says that this will be a long process and the bridge beams must be cast, poured, tested, transported and individually installed. 

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