I-20 Vicksburg Bridge, Vicksbug Mississippi and the Old Route 80 Vicksburg Bridge, Vicksburg Mississippi
The John A Weeks III bridge, actually both bridges are named for John A Weeks III. The new bridge was built next to the old bridge because of navigation considerations. It was noted that two piers under the old bridge moved shortly after the bridge was completed. Engineers watched the new bridge for signs of similar movement. In a two year period from March 2000 and March 2002, the two eastern piers moved 4 inches laterally. They found an active fault line running along the riverbed near the eastern bank of the Mississippi. What will the future hold for these two bridges.
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