Subscribe Register Login

Thursday, October 02, 2014, 3:29 a.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

I-55 bridge at Memphis reopens after wreck

By ArkansasOnline

This article was originally published June 18, 2014 at 7:34 a.m. Updated June 18, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.

The Interstate 55 southbound bridge over the Mississippi River connecting West Memphis and Memphis was closed for hours Wednesday because of an accident.

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation announced the closure about 5:30 a.m.; and the Arkansas Online live traffic map showed congestion in the area.

The Highway Department said at 10:30 a.m. that the bridge over the Mississippi River remained closed as crews inspected it after a fiery accident, and at 11:10 a.m. said it would be another hour before the bridge reopened. The department announced shortly after 1 p.m. that the bridge was open.

Police told Memphis television station WMC that an SUV stalled on the bridge, and the driver of the tractor-trailer tried to swerve to avoid hitting it. The truck then crashed into a retaining wall, causing the fire.

Information for this article was contributed by The Associated Press.

Comments on: I-55 bridge at Memphis reopens after wreck

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2 total comments

Bison77 says... June 18, 2014 at 12:38 p.m.

In paragraph 1 - The Arkansas River does not pass through the Memphis - West Memphis area.

( | suggest removal )

RHook says... June 18, 2014 at 12:49 p.m.

Thanks, Bison. It's been corrected.

( | suggest removal )

  • page
  • 1
Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

TOP JOBS

  • Carriers

    carriers wanted monthly earnings of up to $1200 Delivering t...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Cna's

    ashley health and rehabilitation is accepting applications f...
    ROGERS, AR

  • Certified hvac technician at

    Oakwood Apts. in Jacksonville. Fax resumes to: 501-982-0743...
    JACKSONVILLE, AR

  • Concrete cutters

    concrete cutters - Exp. a + will train. Drug screen & good d...
    JACKSONVILLE, AR

  • Cdl drivers

    cdl driversno experience needed!Schneider National is the be...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 952 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online