I-40 bridge in downtown Memphis shut down , crack found in the structure of the bridge.

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  1. Johny41

    Johny41 Road Train Member

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    "Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews will begin emergency repairs on the I-40 Hernando DeSoto Bridge over the Mississippi River after a routine inspection uncovered a crack in the bottom side of the bridge truss.

    For the motoring public’s safety, the bridge will be entirely shut down while crews investigate the crack’s extent further and then repair the problem, which could take some time."
    All lanes of I-40 bridge in downtown Memphis shut down due to emergency maintenance

    messy traffic already
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  3. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Oh hell that cracks been there for a couple of years. Paperwork hadn't been done till this week. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Getsinyourblood

    Getsinyourblood Road Train Member

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    Yep, the "new" bridge will be closed for a while. The "old" bridge that goes to I-55 South will still be open. It won't be any fun going through there.
     
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  5. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Closed or not,still can’t dodge the West Memphis scales
    (Doesn’t Arkansas DOT have a home to go to??)lmao
     
  6. wore out

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    Who pulls in the West Memphis scales anyway?
     
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    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Anyone who doesn’t want to get chased down for trying to dodge them!:p
     
  8. JC1971

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    Since the Biden Money Tree is in full bloom, I suspect a lot of cracks are going to be found on a lot of older bridges in the country.
     
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