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TDOT to Remove Damaged Beam on Moore Road Bridge over I-24 East in Chattanooga

Tuesday, January 07, 2020 | 04:26pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – A truck hauling an oversized piece of construction equipment struck the concrete outer beam of the Moore Road bridge over I-24 East near mile marker 184 in Chattanooga this afternoon, causing considerable damage to the beam.

I-24 East beneath the Moore Road bridge was closed to traffic and a TDOT bridge inspection team conducted a thorough inspection to assess the extent of the damage. As a result, TDOT engineers have determined that the beam needs to be removed. Crews with Dement Construction Co. are mobilizing equipment to the site to perform this work.

Traffic on I-24 East is currently being detoured off at Exit 184 and back onto I-24 East. Moore Road is also currently closed to traffic. TDOT is working closely with the City of Chattanooga’s traffic signal systems engineer to coordinate traffic signals in the area. 

I-24 East and Moore Road will remain closed until this work is complete. Upon completion, I-24 East will be reopened, and Moore Road will be reopened but narrowed. Crews will work throughout the night to accomplish this work and reopen the interstate and Moore Road as quickly as possible.

For real time traffic information, visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at or call the 5‑1‑1 motorist information line. You can also receive traffic alerts via TDOT’s multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets @TN511 or Chattanooga area alerts @Chattanooga511 or any of TDOT’s other Twitter pages. Smartphone users can download TDOT’s new SmartWay web application at to access TDOT’s live streaming SmartWay cameras, dynamic message signs, incidents, construction, and road conditions on interstates and state routes.

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