UPDATE (4:35 p.m.): Here’s the latest on the Baldwin Beach Express closure caused by falling farm equipment. The southbound detour is now at Highway 90. County bridge inspectors are on the scene and temporary safety barriers are going up. Officials told WKRG News 5 that southbound lanes of the Baldwin Beach Express should reopen in two to three hours.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WKRG) — Robertsdale Police Department announced the southbound lanes of the Baldwin Beach Express are closed. This is due to a large piece of farm equipment colliding with a bridge.
No other vehicles were involved in this collision. RPD says the operator of the farm equipment was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The bridge was struck between Wilters Street and East Silverhill Avenue.
RPD says the bridge is damaged and will not be accessible until inspection by the appropriate personnel. All traffic traveling southbound on Baldwin Beach Express is being diverted on to Wilters Street.