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

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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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