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Department of Civil Engineering
CIVL 3121 - Interesting Information about Structures
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Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Bridge Replacement

Originally built in the late 50s and early 60s, the bridges of Poplar Avenue, Norfolk Southern Railroad, and Park Avenue over Interstate 240 in east Memphis have structural deterioration and deficiencies that need to be addressed. Recent construction on I-240 further exposed the needs of each bridge.

MemFix 4 is a $54 million bridge rehabilitation project to replace or repair the four bridges using an innovative process called Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC). ABC requires short-term, total road closures to allow crews the space to do their jobs and the freedom to work around the clock. The closures will also allow construction to be finished in months instead of years.

The bridge work and the temporary closures will also allow crews to complete the planned widening of I-240 along this section of interstate.

This project will provide a safer commute for the roughly 50,000 vehicles that travel this section of Poplar and Park Avenues and the trains that travel this section of the Norfolk Southern Railroad every day, as well as the 138,000 motorists who travel under the bridges on I-240. Construction is expected to be finished by June 2019.

 

  

 


This website was originally developed by Charles Camp for CIVL 3121.
This site is maintained by the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Memphis.
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Department of Civil Engineering | 104 Engineering Science Bldg |Memphis, TN 38152 | Phone: 901/678-2746 | Fax: 901/678-3026 | Last updated: 01/15/2020