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Wilson Dam Bridge Deck Refurbishment Project

Lauderdale and Colbert Counties, Alabama

On July 9, 2019, TVA issued a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on its proposal to refurbish and repair the dam deck and other concrete surfaces and to stop the flow of water through the deck and parapets of the Wilson Dam Bridge in Lauderdale and Colbert Counties, Alabama. TVA owns the Wilson Dam while the USACE Nashville District operates the Wilson Dam locks for TVA. Both the dam and bridge are listed in the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark.

The EA analyzed two alternatives, a No Action and an Action Alternative (Alternative E). TVA has chosen Alternative E as its preferred alternative: remove and replace existing bridge deck; patch deteriorated surfaces of arch faces, rails, and sidewalks.

TVA requested public comments on the draft EA from April 29 to May 28, 2019. TVA carefully reviewed and considered the public comments in the development of the final EA.

Related Documents

Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 5.3mb)

Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 0.1mb)

Draft Environmental Assessment (PDF, 13.8mb)


More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Elizabeth Smith
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B
Knoxville, TN 37902