TDOT to shut down 'Old Bridge' - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

TDOT to shut down 'Old Bridge'

(Source: WMC-TV) (Source: WMC-TV)
CRITTENDEN COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will shut down the Interstate 55 bridge (also known as The Old Bridge) over the Mississippi River.

TDOT says the closure is necessary to safely remove an abandoned Union Pacific Railroad bridge over the interstate.

The closure will begin Friday, March 31, at 7 p.m. and last through 6 a.m. Monday, April 3.

Northbound traffic will detour at the I-240 junction in Memphis. I-55 southbound will get off at the I-40 junction in West Memphis.

Detour signs will be posted throughout the construction area.

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