I-40 Shutdown

River traffic resumes, bridge traffic still on hold

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 17, 2021 9:33 AM CT | Published: May 15, 2021 4:00 AM CT

River traffic has resumed along the Mississippi River, averting a potential economic catastrophe, but there’s no relief yet for motorists who want to use the Hernando DeSoto Bridge to cross the river.


Hernando DeSoto Bridge Mississippi River Tennessee Department of Transportation
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.