Commuters traveling Hwy. 321 north or south under the I-40 Interstate bridge near Melton Hill will have to make a slight detour for at least a few weeks. The bridge was damaged Tuesday when the raised lift arms of a Waste Management garbage truck slammed into the bridge. The impact knocked a hole in a steel beam. About a ton of concrete fell onto the roadway. One lane of 321 is closed so support beams could be erected under the bridge to add extra support for the damaged I-beam. TDOT has not stated when the bridge will be repaired.

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Warren R. Sneed, 46, a driver for Waste Management Inc., eats lunch while
he waits for his damaged truck to be hauled away by a wrecker service.
The truck’s raised lift arms struck the underside of the Interstate 40 West bridge.