Bridge won’t reopen until early August

By , Daily Memphian Published: July 23, 2021 5:48 PM CT

The initial estimate was a late July reopening for the Hernando DeSoto Bridge. TDOT officials also upped the number of replacement plates to be installed aside from the damage that prompted the closing of the interstate bridge from 16 to 17.


Hernando DeSoto Bridge 2021 bridge closing Tennessee Department of Transportation

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