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Memphis Corps of Engineers conducts high-tech testing on I-40 bridge

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Published: Jul. 14, 2021 at 9:42 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Memphis District Corps of Engineers, with the help of state transportation agencies, conducted high-tech testing on the I-40 bridge Tuesday.

MDCE says it collaborated with Tennessee and Arkansas with a goal to “improve upon existing project models.”

The joint testing was related to high-tech survey equipment calibration. The testing was conducted on the I-40 bridge because it was an opportunity to utilize the bridge while it was free of traffic.

The agency says it plans to release more information on the testing later but says it’s unrelated to repair operations.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation says crews are still working to repair 16 steel plates on the bridge, according to an 800-page report from an ultrasound inspection.

After two months of being shut down, officials are still projecting repairs to be complete by the end of July.

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