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Repairs On I-65 Williamson County Bridge To Resume This Month

Repairs On I-65 Williamson County Bridge To Resume This Month

CREATED Sep 4, 2014 - UPDATED: Sep 5, 2014

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. – Construction will resume later this month to remove a bridge that was heavily damaged when a tanker truck crashed into a support column and burst into flames back in mid-August.

Crews will shut down Interstate 65 in both directions at mile marker 61, beginning 8 p.m. Friday, September 19, until 5 a.m. Monday, September 22.

The Peytonsville Road overpass was damaged on August 15 when a tanker truck being driven by 67-year-old Bobby Bobo struck an overpass support column and burst into flames.

As a result of the explosion, two existing bridges sustained heavy damage and were deemed unsafe by officials. 

The road's original bridge was torn down recently, while the second bridge is set to be demolished during the upcoming weekend closure.

Steel support beams had to be manufactured and are expected to be ready for installment by October, allowing TDOT crews to set the beams into place by the weekend of October 3.

Once the beams have been installed, TDOT said normal traffic could resume by November 27.