Bridge reopened on Alabama 117 in Jackson County following morning truck crash

On Friday morning, an 18-wheeler struck a concrete barrier on the bridge crossing the Tennessee River on AL-117
Published: Apr. 22, 2022 at 8:11 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 22, 2022 at 12:27 PM CDT
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JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - Jackson County drivers faced backups Friday morning on Alabama State Route 117.

According to Alabama Law Enforcement Corporal Reginal King, a single-vehicle crash resulted in all lanes being blocked around 7:40 a.m. The crash happened near the Tennessee River Bridge on 117. King confirmed a commercial vehicle struck a structure on the bridge causing the backup.

Friday morning traffic backup on AL 117
Friday morning traffic backup on AL 117(WAFF)

Per Seth Burkett of the Alabama Department of Transportation, the commercial truck hit a concrete barrier put in place for construction work. No workers or equipment were directly impacted by the wreck.

The truck was towed from the bridge at 10:30 a.m. on Friday morning. Burkett confirmed only the construction barriers were damaged. The bridge did not sustain damage in the crash and has reopened to traffic.

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