TDOT Evaluating Landslide at Bachman Tunnel in East Ridge

East Ridge, Tn (WDEF) – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will evaluate the Bachman Tunnel in East Ridge after a landslide forced its closure Wednesday night. The landslide occurred at the East Ridge side of the tunnel. The tunnel was closed shortly after 7 p.m. during heavy rains when Lifeguard EMS reported that trees, mud, and water were coming down onto the road.

TDOT geotechnical engineers will visit the site Thursday to determine what repairs, if any, need to be made. Officials will also be able to give an estimate as to when the tunnels might be able to reopen.

Bachman Tunnel, 3/18/21; Credit: TDOT

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