The eighth victim of a bridge collapse was pulled from the rain-swollen Hatchie River after a specially trained dog led searchers to a submerged station wagon.
Authorities said they don't believe anyone else died but would continue to search the waters where an 84-foot section of the two-lane bridge collapsed Saturday night. Five vehicles, including a semitrailer truck,toppled into the river."We have not had anymore missing person reports that have been confirmed so we feel like that's all, but we want to be sure," said Fire Chief Jerry Craig.
Transportation Secretary Samuel Skinner was to inspect the bridge today, along with Sen. Jim Sasser, D-Tenn., and Rep. John Tanner, D-Tenn.
The cause of the bridge collapse has not been determined, but officials said high water for the past couple of months may have undercut one of the bridge supports. The 55-year-old bridge carries the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 51 over the Hatchie River, about 50 miles north of Memphis.
Seven bodies were recovered Saturday and Sunday, but the eighth was not found until Tuesday.