The westbound lanes of the Hwy. 21 bridge going over U.S. 290 in Bastrop County remain closed after the bridge was damaged in late April.

The gist

The bridge was damaged when it was struck by a heavy piece of equipment April 24. A crew with the Texas Department of Transportation is finalizing the design of the repairs and the bridge’s beams will have to be fabricated before construction can begin, according to a TxDOT representative.

The westbound lanes on the bridge will remain closed during construction. The repairs are expected to be done by the end of summer.