Crews repair crumbling Forest Hills Overpass
BOSTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- A danger above a busy road in Jamaica Plain has forced some drivers into a detour; the Forest Hills Overpass is crumbling.
The road was still closed as of 9 Friday night while crews made repairs.
On a busy holiday travel weekend, pieces of the road began to crumble, falling to the ground some 60 feet below.
"That's kinda dangerous. That bridge is dangerous. That bridge has been there for I think 14 years now, but they should tear it down and make another one -- that's what I think they should do," said Mickey Drew, pedestrian.
The concrete road is splitting apart, so the Forest Hills Overpass had to be closed and traffic diverted. But more importantly, no one was hurt.
Crews immediately began working to repair the overpass.
"I've never seen anything fall from it, but if stuff is falling from it, it needs to be repaired. It is what it is but we just need to be careful. It's the city's job to repair it so they gotta do what they gotta do," said Mike Brown, pedestrian.
The Department of Transportation will make their final inspection once the repairs are finished.
The Forest Hills Overpass should reopen around 11 Friday night.