U.S. Hwy. 41 Truss Bridge in Marion County Open

Friday, October 08, 2010 | 04:33 pm

Bridge over Tennessee River at Nickajack Open After Repairs Made

Chattanooga, Tenn. –TDOT bridge repair crews have completed repairs to the bridge on U.S. Hwy. 41 over the Tennessee River at Nickajack in Marion County, and it will reopen to traffic by 5:00 p.m. CDT. Bridge inspectors discovered an area of corroded steel yesterday during a routine inspection that necessitated closure of the bridge for repair and further evaluation. Crews made the necessary repairs today and completed the inspection, which yielded no additional problem areas. 
 
The bridge originally opened to traffic in 1929 and was rehabilitated in 1966. TDOT will open bids on a project to totally replace the bridge in December 2010.
 
For travel information visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway or call 5-1-1. You can also receive traffic alerts via TDOT’s multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets @TN511 or Chattanooga area alerts @Chattanooga511. As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorists information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination. Drivers never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.
 
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For more information contact:
Jennifer A. Flynn
TDOT Region Two Community Relations Officer
Jennifer.Flynn@tn.gov
423-510-1164