Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga to be closed this evening, Wednesday night

Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga to be closed this evening, Wednesday night

June 7th, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

The drawbridge mechanism of the Market Street Bridge opens on Sunday morning as a TDOT bridge inspection crew performs a regular check on the downtown Chattanooga bridge. TDOT opens the drawbridge twice a year on the structure, also known as the Chief John Ross Bridge and built in 1918.

The Chief John Ross (Market Street) Bridge in downtown Chattanooga is expected to be closed to traffic this evening for a brief time as Tennessee Department of Transportation bridge inspectors complete an inspection of the bridge.

Officials said the bridge is to be closed from 6 to 9 p.m.

They also reported that Wednesday night bridge repair crews will carry out maintenance work on the bridge, which will be closed that evening from 7 o'clock until 5 a.m. Thursday.

Maintenance will include pressure washing the stucture and making repairs to the roadway.