New bridge movement energized by Hernando DeSoto closure

Transportation secretary Buttigieg headed to town Thursday

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 28, 2021 7:49 PM CT | Published: May 28, 2021 4:57 PM CT

The closure of the Hernando DeSoto Bridge has re-energized supporters of a plan to add a new bridge across the Mississippi River in the Memphis area for cars and trucks.


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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.