FBI warns of possible plot to blow up Memphis bridge

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The FBI sent a warning to local authorities about a possible plot to blow up a Memphis bridge.

The FBI told WREG it received an anonymous tip, and stressed that there is “no actionable intelligence” that something will happen.

We’re now told the tip included mention of the I-55 bridge.

Derrick Word crossed the I-55 bridge Monday night while hauling cargo from Atlanta to Texas.  He said not a day goes by when he doesn’t wonder if terrorists are scoping out the bridges he drives across.

Truckers say at first glance, it may seem unlikely, but such a threat does make sense.

“It does cross my mind a lot, that something could be planted under there or something like that,” Word said.

A spokesman for the FBI said, “Whenever we receive a threat, we take steps to inform all our law enforcement partners.”

Again, the FBI says “there is no actionable intelligence regarding an attack on the bridge.”

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