Traffic was temporarily delayed Thursday afternoon when a large crane being hauled on an 18-wheeler hit the westbound I-20 steel bridge over U.S. 69 near Lindale.

TxDOT officials say the crane, which belongs to a TxDOT contractor, was quickly removed and traffic returned to normal flow. The bridge sustained only minimal visible damage but a TxDOT engineer has been dispatched to the scene for a more thorough inspection.

At this time, the structure is deemed safe and remains open to traffic.