At least two trucks cashed into a temporary overpass in Fontana Thursday afternoon, closing all westbound lanes of the San Bernardino (10) Freeway during rush hour.
The freeway was reopened by 8 p.m. and a Sigalert issued for the area was lifted.
Snarled for miles, traffic was diverted off the freeway at Citrus Avenue, according to a now-cancelled SigAlert. Motorists were told to use the 210 or 60 freeways as an alternate.
A truck pulling a trailer with an earthmover shovel struck the overpass first, followed by a second truck pulling a forklift which was too tall to travel underneath the Citrus Avenue bridge, which is in the process of being widened.
The construction contractor had to bring in a crane to replace two damaged steel beams before drivers could travel under the bridge.
Aerial footage showed a damaged plywood overpass (pictured below). Shortly after 5 p.m., crews were walking along the plywood, carrying overhanging pieces away.
No one was hurt, authorities said.
NBC4's Tony Shin and Alex Calder contributed to this report.
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