Time-lapse video of Henley Street Bridge construction

By: Local 8 News Staff
By: Local 8 News Staff

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Henley Street Bridge project took nearly three years and cost around $31 million to complete.

The bridge closed for construction in January 2011.

Work was suspended after two workers died during the construction. John Womac, 33, of Athens was killed when he was hit with a piece of equipment. Solin Estrada Jiminez, 50, was killed when a chunk of concrete fell from a support beam and hit him.

Work resumed on the bridge in June following a safety review of Britton Bridge, LLC, the construction company in charge of restoration.

The contractor opened one lane of the bridge in each direction in October 2013, and two lanes in each direction in February 2014.

Finishing work is underway and expected to be complete by this June.

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