The Brazos Street bridge was built in 1969, is 660 feet long and will take several months to repair, according to a statement from the city. The bridge will reopen next summer.
Houston Public Works is working with the Texas Department of Transportation and the Houston Police Department to secure the area and notify drivers, according to the statement.
An average of more than 60,000 vehicles per day use the spur to enter Midtown and head into Houston's downtown, according to TxDOT data.
The Brazos Bridge on US 59 (Spur 527) will close immediately) pending a rehabilitation project.
Traffic will detour to Travis St or Louisiana St.
PRESS RELEASE: https://t.co/OOhNvAvuFE
DETOUR MAP: https://t.co/KNjm6zfuNr… pic.twitter.com/BYdjbJS4Ik
— Houston Public Works (@HouPublicWorks) July 1, 2019