I-40 Bridge engineers find 16 more locations that need repairing, TDOT says

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Repairs to I-40 Bridge continue to be made two months after its initial closure.

For drivers who hope to resume crossing the bridge soon, your wait could be prolonged.

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In an update, TDOT said consulting engineers have found 16 plate locations that need to be repaired.

TDOT added that the pairs are critical to reopening the bridge.

The 16 plate locations were found after consulting engineers reviewed an over 800-page inspection report.

TDOT said prep work has already begun.

The first shipment of plates is expected this week.

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