Thursday, May 09, 2019 06:01 PM

REPAIRS AND UPGRADES TO WALNUT STREET BRIDGE IN CHATTANOOGA REMAIN UNSCHEDULED, PENDING APPROVAL BY THE TENNESSEE HISTORICAL COMMISSION - CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS

The Walnut Street Bridge will not be scheduled for maintenance or closure until the city receives approval from the Tennessee Historical Commission, contrary to a report by an online local news site earlier this week. According to city of Chattanooga Communications Director Richel Albright, the bridge will undergo several cosmetic improvements in the near future, but the project cannot be scheduled until the commission approves changes, since it is a historical monument. The planned work will include repairs to the wood decking, pressure washing and repainting the superstructure and other improvements. According to Albright, the bridge is structurally sound, but needs "a little TLC." A request to repair the bridge was submitted to the commission at the end of April, she said. Nearing sundown, a man and his heavy breathing dog walk a brisk pace southbound across the Walnut Street Bridge in this January 2018 staff file photo. Nearing sundown, a man and his heavy breathing... Photo by Tim Barber /Times Free Press. The report published Monday suggested the city might provide disruption funds to businesses affected by the closure. According to Albright, the Chattanooga Industrial Development Board had been discussing providing such funds to businesses impacted by the upcoming ...

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