PUTNAM CO., TN – Monday’s fatal truck accident on I-40 in Putnam County seriously damaged the Highway 56 overpass, and will require repairs that are unlikely to be completely finished before August.
The incident occurred at about 3 p.m. on May 10, when a truck traveling east on I-40 traveled off the right side of the roadway and collided with the Highway 56 overpass, killing its driver.
WSMV reports that the Tennessee Department of Transportation determined that one of the bridge’s beams was seriously damaged and needed to be replaced. The overpass was closed until temporary barriers were installed on Tuesday, allowing traffic to be moved to one side of the bridge. Temporary supports have been added, and will be replaced by a permanent solution by August.
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