The Missouri Department of Transportation evaluated the safety of an Interstate 55 overpass after a tanker truck struck the bridge’s underside. MoDOT assistant district maintenance engineer Stan Johnson said a preliminary inspection Saturday immediately after the accident determined the bridge was damaged and will need fixing. The Dutch Enterprises truck, whose tank had not been lowered entirely, was traveling east on Highway 74 just south of Cape Girardeau when it struck the underside of the bridge. The impact knocked off the tank, spilling gallons of waste oil grease on the roadway and denting the bridge’s outermost girder. MoDOT has not shut down the southbound lane of I-55 entirely but has placed cones around the shoulder of the interstate to keep traffic to the center and left side of the bridge. Johnson says there will be a thorough inspection to get a repair strategy together.