LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A highway worker was injured Thursday afternoon in the collapse of a bridge that was under demolition at US 95 bridge near Eastern Avenue.
U.S Highway 95 was briefly shut down between Charleston and Las Vegas Boulevard following the collapse around 4 p.m.
According to Las Vegas Fire Rescue, the worker who was injured on the job was transported to the hospital for treatment and later discharged.
According to Nevada Department of Transportation spokesperson Justin Hopkins, the bridge was already in the process of being demolished in a controlled manner when the partial collapse happened. That portion of Eastern has been closed to traffic since Monday for the construction work.
“Our thoughts are with the worker, and we wish him a speedy recovery,” Hopkins said.