TEMPORARY PATCH: This work was done to stabilize the bridge for permanent repairs.

In case you haven’t seen them, the Arkansas Department of Transportation has compiled a gallery of photographs of the fractured beam that caused closure of the Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River at Memphis.

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Re the bridge repair: The department said Monday that materials have begun to arrive for repair of the beam. It also said traffic changes are planned this week on both I-40 and Interstate 55 in West Memphis to ease congestion on the I-55 bridge over the river.

Some samples of photos:

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