(FRANKLIN, Tenn.) -- Just over 90 days after a tanker truck fire destroyed two bridges on State Route 248 over Interstate 65 in Williamson County, construction crews from the Department of Transportation have completed construction of a new bridge.
Two lanes of travel and a center turn lane opened on Tuesday, just before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, marking the end of an expedited effort to build a new bridge.
“One hundred and two days to demolish two bridges and build a new one is a record for TDOT,” said Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer. “I want to commend the tremendous work of our contractors LoJac Enterprises, Inc. and Brown Builders, Inc., along with the TDOT staff overseeing this project.”
Contract crews will continue work on the interchange, which is being modified as part of a $46 million project to widen I-65 from SR 248 to SR 840.
The project is expected to be completed by June 2016.
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