Tice overpass closed over I-75

Tice overpass closed over I-75

By FOX 4 Staff. CREATED Apr 16, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A semi truck hauling a backhoe clipped the bottom of the Tice Overpass on southbound I-75 damaging the bridge and three other vehicles.

The Florida Highway Patrol says 42-year-old Mitchel Soler of Bonita Springs was driving the big rig and was cited for exceeding the maximum height and a tow violation.

Large chunks of concrete fell onto I-75.  One piece hit a van damaging its windsheild.  Two cars hit concrete debris that landed on the roadway.

Fortunately none of the drivers were hurt.

The overpass will remained closed until a complete damage assessment is made.