I 40 Bridge, Mississippi River / AR And TN .. Anyone?

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Crack in Crucial Bridge ...

Just wondering out loud (as I wait patiently for my intrastate S/O ..)

Have / has any of y'all been affected by this conundrum, or do you expect to (perhaps) be ???? Can't say that I've been over that spread myself. Ever.

It's interesting to follow, for sure. (How LONG .... Y'ALL might have BEEN in danger, just spins the ole' head.)

The detours (some say) will take what was 8 minutes, to 84 minutes to get where you need to be. Call me intrigued, color me shocked. I learn from y'all.

Thanks,

~ Anne ~

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Davy A.'s Comment
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I drove over that bridge at 78.5k the day before they shut it down lol.

PackRat's Comment
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A week ago, the backup was 20 miles at 1100.

Errol V.'s Comment
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The I-40 bridge is the "newer" Mississippi River bridge at Memphis. The I-55 bridge is still open. But its older, the two lanes in each direction are narrower and address on the Memphis side involves overpasses marked 13' 8". The Memphis access to the bridge is too get off I-55 on a tight-curving off ramp to get on the bridge. (This ramp business is for both E/B and W/B travel.)

If you can, check out river crossings on I-155 to the north or US-49 to the south.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Yep just went through about 03:30 took I-55 south. Last few times I have come down or up I-55 north or arkansas 67.

PJ's Comment
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We have customers on the Tn side and a tank wash on the Ar side. Usually a 10 minute ride. I haven’t been there since this started, however my luck just ran out. I’ll be dealing with it on friday afternoon. I’ll get to see first hand then. Lucky me

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Went 55 S across that way a few days ago, no problem. That was heading East.

Steppenwolf 's Comment
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Just came up 40 east to 55 then right onto 240 loop around to 40 east. Took 2 hours today...May 19 between 1 and 3 pm. Worse I have ever seen that bridge traffic. I'll be taking a different route from now on.

Pete B.'s Comment
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Last Friday afternoon heading west into Memphis, took US 61 south to rte. 49, crossed the river on 49. Only issues I had were the multitude of stoplights on 61, heading out of Memphis. Traffic reports on the radio said the back-ups at the 55 bridge in both directions were loooong, but it was Friday afternoon.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I drove over that bridge at 78.5k the day before they shut it down lol.

Awh, MAN! (Or, oh snap?!?!? LoL .. sheesh.)

The I-40 bridge is the "newer" Mississippi River bridge at Memphis. The I-55 bridge is still open. But its older, the two lanes in each direction are narrower and address on the Memphis side involves overpasses marked 13' 8". The Memphis access to the bridge is too get off I-55 on a tight-curving off ramp to get on the bridge. (This ramp business is for both E/B and W/B travel.)

If you can, check out river crossings on I-155 to the north or US-49 to the south.

Oh wow.. Errol, I sure have been!!! On and off for awhile; I'm a 'learner' in many ways .. and had to 'seek' out the routes as you'd shared; thank you so much.

Kinda glad we aren't out that way, although the 'detours' you've shared are more savvy then the ones on the link 'i' shared.

Thanks for that.

~ Anne ~

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