Bridge over Watts Bar Dam to undergo inspection next week

Bridge over Watts Bar Dam to undergo inspection next week

July 10th, 2019 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Watts Bar Dam is located on the Tennessee River in Meigs and Rhea counties.

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

One lane of U.S. Highway 68 over Watts Bar Dam near Spring City, Tennessee, will be closed Tuesday.

The southbound lane will close at 9:30 a.m. and will reopen no later than 3:30 p.m. to allow for the bridge to undergo a routine inspection, according to a news release from TVA.

Law enforcement officers will be on hand to direct traffic, but motorists should expect delays.

"Bridge inspections are a necessary part of ensuring these pieces of vital transportation infrastructure continue to operate safely," the news release states. "We apologize for this temporary inconvenience of visitors to Watts Bar Dam."


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