U.S. Highway 41 bridge in Marion reopens

U.S. Highway 41 bridge in Marion reopens

August 9th, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Dump trucks bring fill dirt alongside the existing U.S. Highway 41 bridge over the Tennessee River in Marion County, Tenn. Britton Bridge LLC is the contractor.

Photo by Tim Barber/Times Free Press.

Tennessee Department of Transportation officials say the U.S. Highway 41 bridge in Marion County has reopened to traffic.

Officials said geotechnical engineers "successfully completed recent testing that required closing the truss bridge to traffic for several days."

The testing was part of the $21.5 million bridge replacement project under way alongside the current bridge, officials said. The new bridge project is expected to be complete by Aug. 31, 2013.