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I-30 in Fort Worth closed till 5 p.m.

FORT WORTH — Eastbound Interstate 30 at Forest Park Boulevard in Fort Worth should reopen by 5 p.m. as highway crews continue to work to remove a wind-damaged sign bridge.

The bridge sustained about $25,000 worth of damage early Thursday while early-morning storms blew through Fort Worth, said Val Lopez, spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation in Fort Worth.

Two cranes were needed to complete the work, Lopez said.

"A determination was made to go out there and remove it now to minimize exposure to motorists," Lopez said. "It was a safety issue."

Lopez said that some of the bridge's braces were bent by the wind.

"It pulled up on the left side of it and it wasn’t stable enough to stay out there," Lopez said.

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