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Transportation officials have plan to repair bridge

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By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 17, 2021 3:52 PM CT | Published: May 17, 2021 2:40 PM CT

Officials with the Tennessee Department of Transportation have come up with a plan to repair the Hernando DeSoto Bridge, but there’s no timetable yet for when the bridge might reopen.

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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.


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