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The Interstate 40 bridge linking Tennessee and Arkansas at Memphis has been closed since a crack in the span was found on May 11.
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I-40 Bridge Linking Arkansas, Tennessee Fully Reopens

The Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee fully reopened Monday ahead of schedule following repairs to a crack that had shut down the span since early May. read more >
A view of the Hernando de Soto Bridge carrying I-40 from Arkansas into Tennessee, as seen from the Bass Pro Lookout atop the Memphis Pyramid.
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I-40 Bridge Nightmare Nearing End, With Luck

No official has given a hard date for when the six-lane Interstate 40 bridge across the Mississippi River will reopen for traffic, but it is beginning to look like the end of July is a good bet. read more >
Construction crews can be seen on the Hernando de Soto Bridge between Memphis and West Memphis in the above photograph stills taken from cameras operated by the Arkansas Department of Transportation on the left and from the Tennessee Department of Transportation on the right.
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West Memphis Adjusting to Bridge Closure

West Memphis Mayor Marco McClendon says his town of approximately 25,000 has “probably” lost about $1.5 million in tax revenue. read more >
An inspection of the Hernando de Soto Bridge by the Arkansas Department of Transportation on Tuesday revealed a large crack in the structure that normally carries Interstate 40 traffic across the Mississippi River at Memphis.
Transportation

Kayaker’s Photos Show Crack in Closed I-40 Bridge in 2016

Photos taken by a Mississippi River kayaker about five years before a crack was found in the Interstate 40 bridge linking Tennessee and Arkansas appear to show the fracture that led to the bridge's closure last week. read more >