CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. –TDOT bridge inspectors will perform their regular quarterly inspection on the Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga on Sunday, February 6, 2011. Beginning at 8:00 a.m. EST the bridge will be closed to traffic as crews conduct the inspection and open the drawbridge portion of the bridge. The bridge will be reopened to traffic by no later than noon.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. –The Tennessee Department of Transportation has launched a major bridge rehabilitation project on the State Route 56 bridge over the Caney Fork River in Dekalb County. The bridge, commonly referred to as the “Hurricane Bridge,” was constructed in 1954 and is located 5.7 miles south of Smithville. The structure will undergo a full rehabilitation, including truss strengthening, steel repair, painting, and bridge deck removal and replacement.