Interstate 24 West Shutdown Due to Crack on Bridge

Img E7493

Crack on I-24 West Bridge at junction with Highway 27. (Courtesy: TDOT)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- Interstate 24 westbound at the junction with Highway 27 was briefly shutdown and is still partially closed as of Friday morning, May 27.

The Chattanooga Police Department announced shortly before 6 AM they had closed a bridge at that junction to inspect a bridge. TDOT Smartway cameras in the area show what appears to be a crack developing on the bridge that carries I-24 traffic west through that junction.

One lane has been reopened going west on I-24. CPD advises that drivers avoid the area if possible as backups all the way to the Ridgecut are ongoing at this time. News 12 will have more updates as details become available.

Categories: Chattanooga, Featured