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Businesses ‘in holding pattern’ regarding bridge closure

By , Daily Memphian Published: May 14, 2021 4:00 AM CT

A prolonged shutdown of the Interstate 40 bridge and boat traffic along the Mississippi River could have major consequences for businesses in the Memphis area and beyond. But no one knows for sure yet how significant those consequences will be.


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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.