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US Coast Guard Closes Mississippi River Portion After Large Bridge Crack Found

The Hernando de Soto Bridge, which includes Interstate 40, connecting West Memphis, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee, was shut down after the Tennessee Department of Transportation said in a news conference on Wednesday. Emergency repairs started on the bridge on Tuesday, officials told local media.

“A routine inspection of I-40 MS River Bridge revealed a crack that requires further investigation … we’re working with [Tennessee officials] to make sure the bridge is safe for motorists before we reopen it,” the Arkansas Department of Transportation also wrote.

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