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TDOT: Repairs Complete On I-40 Bridge Over Charlotte Avenue

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Repairs were completed overnight on the Interstate 40 bridge over Charlotte Avenue where more debris fell Tuesday afternoon.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation shut down two of the three westbound lanes of the interstate and two lanes of Charlotte Avenue around 3:30 p.m. to make emergency concrete repairs for the second time in a week. 

TDOT spokesperson Deanna Lambert said the same area they patched up last week loosened up, causing some concrete to fall again.

They initially planned to make the repairs overnight, but once crews assessed the situation they made the decision to begin work immediately.

TDOT crews were able to make the repairs, and the roadway was reopened by Wednesday morning. TDOT hopes it is the last time they have to repair the bridge. 

Last Tuesday, officials with TDOT said a section of the bridge deck had blown out and needed immediate repair. Crews took several hours repairing the bridge, but the roadway was reopened later that evening.

According to TDOT, the I-40/Charlotte Avenue bridge has been on the "Structurally Deficient" list. The bridge was last inspected in January 2012. It was built in 1967 and had a sufficiency score of 76.6.

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