TDOT to Repair College Street Bridge

August 4, 2008
by: 
Dwayne Page

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has announced plans to make repairs to the College Street Bridge (Veteran's Memorial Bridge) in Smithville apparently due primarily to collision damage caused by large trucks that have hit the bridge.

Plans are to replace Beam "C" in Span "3" and to repair damaged beams in Spans "2" & "3".

Construction work could begin as early as mid-October. It should take about a month to complete the project.

TDOT officials say there is an eight inch water main attached to the underside of the bridge along side Beam "C". Since Beam "C" in Span "3" is being replaced, the state is requesting that the water main be relocated. There are also telephone, cable, and electric lines running parallel with the bridge on the right side and also perpendicular to both the abutments. TDOT does not anticipate the utility lines being involved in any way.

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