(WBIR-Claiborne Co.) Five bridges have been closed in Claiborne County after TDOT said it found serious problems during this week's inspections.
Of the 67 bridges in Claiborne County, TDOT has inspected 38. Five failed inspections.
"The biggest thing about it is when they make that recommendation, and if we don't do something and someone gets hurt, we're going to be liable so I'm not going to put myself in that position. So we're going to shut them down as a mandate," said Bill Fultz, the Claiborne County Road Superintendent.