Memphis Bridge rehab continues into November

By The Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A project to make the major Memphis bridge over the Mississippi River able to withstand earthquakes will continue until mid-November.

The project has constricted traffic on the Hernando DeSoto Bridge to one lane in each direction between Memphis, Tenn., and West Memphis, Ark.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation says three of the six bridge joints on the outside lanes have been replaced and new concrete deck is being poured.

More local traffic is using the older Memphis & Arkansas Bridge that carries Interstate 55 across the river, south of the Hernando DeSoto Bridge, which carries I-40.

TDOT is routing wide and tall truck cargo to the I-155 Bridge in Dyersburg.