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(CINCINNATI) — An overpass collapsed onto a highway Monday in Cincinnati, killing at least one person, authorities said.

The situation happened along I-75 in Cincinnati’s Camp Washington neighborhood.

Panorama view of the bridge collapse on south I-75 in Cincinnati. This was the old northbound off ramp to Hopple St pic.twitter.com/yMOEcP1Jxp

— Cincy Fire & EMS (@CincyFireEMS) January 20, 2015

The old northbound off-ramp to Hopple Street collapsed, sending several hundred tons of concrete and machinery into the traffic below, reports ABC affiliate WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.  A contruction worker was killed in the collapse, and a big-rig driver was hospitalized.

The southbound lanes of I-75 were closed as authorities cleared the debris and wreckage and investigated.  Police estimate the southbound lanes of I-75 could be closed for at least 48 hours.

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