Interstate 75 at Junction Street in southwest Detroit was closed Wednesday for a bridge  demolition, state officials said.

Michigan Department of Transportation officials said the freeway will be closed until Friday.

A semi-truck crashed into the Junction Street bridge over I-75 on Tuesday. Inspectors found that the bridge had to be replaced.

Northbound I-75 will be closed at Livernois; southbound is closed between Springwells and Northline Road for another project.

Southbound was expected to reopen by rush hour Thursday morning. MDOT will close northbound at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night at Livernois. 

It was expected to reopen Friday morning. 

Motorists can use east Fort Street as a detour, officials said. Drivers heading south are advised to avoid the freeway and use westbound Interstate 96r.

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