<strong>The Hernando DeSoto Bridge stands empty on Monday, May 17.</strong> (Mark Weber/The Daily Memphian file)

Bridge won’t reopen until early August

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.

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