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US A vital Memphis bridge shut down since May due to a structural crack will partially open next week

14:31  25 november  2021
14:31  25 november  2021 Source:   cnn.com

Thanksgiving turkey giveaway honors slain rapper Young Dolph

  Thanksgiving turkey giveaway honors slain rapper Young Dolph MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Friends and associates of slain rapper Young Dolph handed out Thanksgiving turkeys at a neighborhood church Friday in Memphis, Tennessee, two days after he was gunned down in broad daylight inside his favorite bakery. Known for acts of charity in his hometown, the hip-hop artist and label owner had helped organize the event at St. James Missionary Baptist Church and was going to participate before he was fatally shot Wednesday.

A major bridge connecting Memphis, Tennessee, to Arkansas will open to traffic in one direction on Monday, more than two months after a crack forced its closure, Tennessee transportation officials said Wednesday.

a train crossing a bridge over a body of water: The Hernando DeSoto Bridge over the Mississippi River on the Tennessee-Arkansas line is seen May 14, days after it was closed. © Houston Cofield/Bloomberg/Getty Images The Hernando DeSoto Bridge over the Mississippi River on the Tennessee-Arkansas line is seen May 14, days after it was closed.

The Hernando DeSoto Bridge, which carries Interstate 40 over the Mississippi River, was shut down for repairs May 11 after a routine inspection found a structural crack.

Repair workers will have finished their work by Friday, the Tennessee Department of Transportation said in a news release.

Police tie car used in Young Dolph's killing to 2nd shooting

  Police tie car used in Young Dolph's killing to 2nd shooting MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee have tied a car used in the killing of rapper Young Dolph to a shooting that left a woman dead and wounded another person days before the ambush on the hip-hop artist, authorities said Monday. Two men exited a white Mercedes-Benz and fired shots into a Memphis bakery where Young Dolph was buying cookies Wednesday and killed him, Memphis police said. Police have released photos taken from surveillance video that captured the shooting, but no suspect information has been released and no arrests have been made.The same car was used in a Nov.

All eastbound lanes are expected to reopen at 6 a.m. Monday, after workers remove their equipment and platforms from that side.

The westbound lanes are expected to open on August 6, after equipment from that side is removed, the department said.

The equipment removal will happen one side at a time because this is "the safest scenario for the workers," the release reads.

"We know having the bridge closed has been incredibly inconvenient," TDOT Commissioner Clay Bright said. "We appreciate the public's patience while our team made the repairs and performed extensive inspections to ensure its structurally sound for many years to come."

When it is fully open, more than 50,000 vehicles cross the bridge each day, according to CNN affiliate WHBQ.

TDOT in May released photos of the crack that shut down the bridge. © Tennessee DOT TDOT in May released photos of the crack that shut down the bridge.

Rapper Young Dolph dies at 36 in Memphis shooting .
Rapper Young Dolph was killed in a shooting near a well-known bakery in Memphis on Wednesday, his lawyer confirmed. He was 36. © Provided by NBC News Young Dolph, whose name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., was in Memphis for his annual Thanksgiving giveaway, attorney Scott Hall told NBC News. He was on his way to the event to hand out turkeys when he stopped at the bakery and was fatally shot, Hall said. Memphis Police Department Chief CJ Davis said in a statement Wednesday that officers responded to the shooting at 12:24 p.m. at an address on Airways Boulevard, southeast of downtown Memphis.

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