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Bridge collapses in Tennessee, no injuries reported

March 15, 2019

PORTLAND, Tenn. (AP) — A bridge has collapsed in Tennessee leading officials to close the road leading to it.

News outlets report the bridge collapse in Roberson County was reported Friday morning, though it wasn’t clear when the span fell. No injuries were reported.

Roberson County road crew foreman Justin Hall told The Tennessean that he’s never seen anything like it in 23 years. He says the portion of Highland Road leading to the bridge over Red River will be closed until repairs can be made. He wasn’t sure how long that might take.

Hall said a state inspector visited the site Friday, but had not determined a cause for the collapse.