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Market Street Bridge in Chattanooga to Undergo Quarterly Testing and Bridge Inspection for next two Sundays

Friday, June 21, 2013 | 05:31am

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will conduct quarterly testing and maintenance on the Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga on Sunday, June 23, 2013, during which time the bridge will be closed to through traffic.  While the bridge is closed for testing, TDOT bridge inspection crews will also begin their complete mandatory two-year inspection of the structure.  From 8:00 a.m. EDT to 3:00 p.m. EDT, the bridge will be closed to traffic as the testing, maintenance and inspection are performed.  The remainder of the inspection will be conducted on Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or until completion of the inspection, at which time the bridge will be reopened to traffic.

Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances delay the inspection, it will be rescheduled to take place at a later date.  Drivers are advised to use the Olgiati Bridge or the Veterans Bridge as alternate routes while the Market Street Bridge is closed. 

For travel information visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at or call 5 1 1.  You can also receive traffic alerts via TDOT’s multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets @TN511 or Chattanooga area alerts @Chattanooga511. 

Android and iPhone users can download TDOT’s SmartWay Mobile App to assist them in navigating Tennessee highways.  The app provides up-to-the-minute customized traffic information and enables the user to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.  The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android. 

As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for their destination.  Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.

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For more information contact:
Jennifer A. Flynn
TDOT Region Two Community Relations Officer
Office 423-510-1164


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