Gay Street Bridge in Downtown Knoxville will be closed Wednesday night


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The City of Knoxville announced the Gay Street Bridge will be closed from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The City of Knoxville telling WATE 6 On Your Side that the closure is for some type of photo shoot involving the University of Tennessee.

“We get these requests for street closures from time to time from various sources,” a city spokesperson said.

Travelers will need to use alternate routes such as: Henley Street or James White Parkway, to cross the river, according to a release from the city.

The release also stating that the Red Line of Knox Area Transit’s free trolley will stop running at 6:30 p.m. and continue its route from Regal after the bridge reopens.

KAT bus route 40 will detour to Church Avenue, then make a left on Henley Street and resume its normal route using Blount Avenue onto Sevier Avenue.

There will be detour signs posted to alert transit riders of the changes.

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