RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A special contractor will start repairs this week on an Interstate 440 bridge in Raleigh that was damaged when a truck hit it Friday, officials said.

The wreck was first reported just after 1:35 p.m. Friday along I-440 at the Western Boulevard bridge, the NCDOT said.

The crash happened when the driver of a dump truck with a hydraulic bed still had the bed raised — and it hit the underside of the bridge that spans Western Boulevard.

A beam on the bridge was hit and images from the scene showed it was bent following the strike.

For three straight nights, I-440 east was closed while crews shifted a lane away from the damaged beam, according to NCDOT spokesman Aaron Moody.

Now, a contractor will work to fix the bridge by “heating and reshaping the beam” — starting as early as Tuesday night, Moody said.

During the repair work, westbound Western Boulevard will be closed at I-440. Drivers will need to take Hillsborough Street as a detour, Moody said.

He also said there should be no more I-440 closures at the bridge during repairs. However, there will be lane closures as the lanes of I-440 are shifted back to their original position when repairs are complete.

Moody said the repairs will cost more than $200,000. He also said the dump truck company involved in the bridge strike will likely pay for repairs.