Bridge over Caney Fork River in Smith County reopens

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CARTHAGE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The State Route 24 bridge over Caney Fork River in Smith County has reopened after it was closed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation in January.

Officials say there will be additional work on the bridge deck, which will take place during the day on weekdays, but the bridge will remain open to traffic.

The bridge was closed after multiple cracks developed on several pier caps.

Through engineering and inspection work, TDOT determined that more steel was needed in the bridge’s support system. With the contractor, Concrete Structures Inc., working on an expedited schedule, the support work took approximately six months to complete.

TDOT is working with the Federal Highway Administration to determine how the bridge repairs will be funded.

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