MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Crews working to seismically retrofit the I-40/Hernando DeSoto Bridge over the Mississippi River in Memphis have safely and successfully installed all six new seismic expansion bridge joints, with final structural steel components of the last joint being installed this week. All three new seismic expansion joints are in place on the westbound side and crews continue working to install new bridge railing. Once the bridge railing is in place workers will stripe the new deck for traffic. On the eastbound side, crews have safely installed all three new seismic expansion joints and have poured the concrete bridge deck around two of the new joints. Workers are preparing to pour the last bridge deck this week. Final preparations for the eastbound side will include replacing the bridge rail and restriping the roadway for traffic.