MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A pedestrian bridge that was struck by a semi truck earlier this week will be removed.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the bridge that spans 55-feet over Highway 14 will be dismantled by crews using a heavy-duty crane Tuesday afternoon.

MnDOT submitted an emergency request to perform the work because of the risk that the 75,000-pound bridge could collapse.

Traffic is being detoured along Highway 14 at St. Mary’s University while crews work on the expanse.