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TVA Seeks Public Input on Refurbishment Plan for Wilson Dam Bridge

Apr 26, 2019

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.­­ – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking the public to provide input on a study of the potential environmental impacts of a planned repair and refurbishment of the Wilson Dam Bridge near Florence, Alabama.

Details of the review are available in a draft Environmental Assessment at

The draft EA includes a preferred option to remove and replace the existing bridge deck and patching of deteriorated surfaces, including rails and sidewalks. Any concrete or paint-applied textural finishes would be matched to the dam’s current appearance. TVA will also include a no action alternative as a baseline.

Construction of the Wilson Dam and bridge began in 1918 and was completed in 1926. In 1933, TVA acquired the dam from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Both the dam and bridge are listed in the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark.

Comments on the draft EA should be submitted or postmarked no later than May 28, 2019. Comments can be submitted online at, by email to [email protected], or in writing to Elizabeth Smith, NEPA Specialist, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B-K, Knoxville, TN 37902.

Please note that all comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and available for public inspection.

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