Portion of I-840 will remain closed for 3 months after excavator hits bridge

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A portion of Interstate 840 will likely remain closed for months after an excavator struck bridge supports under the roadway Tuesday.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. near the Columbia Avenue exit.

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According to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, an excavator was working on train tacks below the interstate when it hit the bridge’s support beams at the Sedberry overpass.

The eastbound lanes of the interstate are closed from the Carters Creek exit to Columbia Avenue. Motorists are being diverted at Exit 23.

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According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the repairs to the bridge will likely take three months. After TDOT crews examined the bridge, they determined the untouched portion of the bridge was still safe to cross, but the right lane of the road would remain closed until the necessary repairs can be made.

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