I-40 Shutdown

Bridge closure already being felt by local commuters, businesses throughout the region

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 14, 2021 3:00 PM CT | Published: May 12, 2021 11:27 AM CT

Bobby White, chief public policy officer for the Greater Memphis Chamber, said the I-40 bridge closure may help bring discussions of a third bridge across the Mississippi to the forefront of the community’s consciousness.


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Blake Fontenay

Blake Fontenay

Blake Fontenay’s 27-year journalism career has taken him to many newspapers in four states. However, he had never returned to work in any of the other cities where he had been before until the opportunity to report for the Daily Memphian presented itself. He covers business for the Daily Memphian.