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I-10 Freeway bridge to reopen following heavy rain collapse

In this photo provided by the CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, emergency crews respond after a pickup truck crashed into the collapse of an elevated section of Interstate 10, Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Desert Center, Calif.
In this photo provided by the CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, emergency crews respond after a pickup truck crashed into the collapse of an elevated section of Interstate 10, Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Desert Center, Calif.
Chief Geoff Pemberton/CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire via AP

Interstate 10 east of Coachella at the Tex Wash Bridge will reopen to traffic Friday, July 24 at noon after a bridge collapse during heavy rain this past weekend, according to a release from the California Department of Transportation.

Crews will work to strengthen the westbound side of the bridge to allow two-way traffic on that side, according to Caltrans. After the highway is reopened, minor work will be performed on the westbound side, while crews will work on the eastbound side to return it to service.

The reopening of the I-10 was expedited by an emergency contract with Granite Construction, according to Caltrans.

Other bridges in the area were inspected due to the storm. Two other bridges found to need minor reports, according to Caltrans. Those repairs were expected to be completed later Tuesday.