April 13, 2010
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Traffic on the four-lane Highway 153 Bridge across the Chickamauga Dam (Wilkes T. Thrasher Bridge) will be restricted to one lane southbound on Saturday and one lane northbound on Sunday, April 17-18 for repairs to the bridge’s lights.
The southbound lane across the dam will close Saturday, April 17, from 7 a.m. until about 4 p.m. EDT. Northbound traffic will not be affected on Saturday. Work crews will switch sides and close one northbound lane on Sunday, April 18, from 7 a.m. until about 4 p.m. EDT. Southbound traffic will not be impacted on Sunday.
Motorists should expect delays and may want to consider another route. TVA Police will be assisting with the lane closures.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.
The above is from a press release sent on April 13, 2010 which you can access here at TVA’s newsroom.
Here’s an historical picture of Roosevelt signing the TVA Act from TVA’s website.
Here’s what the caption under the picture says:
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the TVA Act on May 18, 1933. The president is surrounded by various members of Congress from the TVA region, and at his left shoulder is Senator George Norris of Nebraska, after whom Norris Dam is named.
Here’s another photo taken at the 1982 World’s Fair linked from this TVA page:
Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil