Monday, September 14, 2009

Putnam County Bridge To Be Repaired

The bridge over Buffalo Valley Creek on State Highway 96 in Putnam County is one of 111 bridges statewide that the Tennessee Department of Transportation has identified as being in need of significant repairs. That bridge and more than 100 others will be either replaced, repaired or rehabilitated through a new initiative aimed at reducing the number of structurally deficient bridges in the state. TDOT's Better Bridges Program is a four year program approved in 2009 by the Tennessee General Assembly that will utilize bonds to pay for the repair or replacement. The Putnam County bridge, on what is also known as the Medley-Amonette Road is scheduled for rehabilitation.