The Tennessee Department of Transportation has reduced US 41A/SR 16 in Bedford County to one lane to repair the culvert and slope at the bridge over Dryland Creek.
Traffic was narrowed to one lane over the weekend due to slope failure and bridge wingwall failure. Back in May, flooding and erosion caused a portion of the roadway embankment and wingwall to collapse. TDOT crews made repairs by replacing the slope and wingwall, but last week’s heavy rains caused the embankment to slip again on Saturday.
The bridge is expected to be restricted to one lane of traffic for several weeks until a contract can be awarded to make the necessary repairs.
There is no structural damage to the bridge and is safe for traffic to cross. Motorists are advised to plan for extra travel time and slow down while in the work zone.
Photo from TDOT