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State accepts name for highway, bridges pending
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The state has approved the new four-lane to Woodbury to be named after former state Sen. Jerry Cooper, while the names of two local bridges will have to wait for approval.During the county’s most recent Highway and Bridge Committee meeting, officials discussed the status of the naming projects. In addition to the new four-lane, county officials want to name two bridges after soldiers Joe Delong and Eric Frazier.According to state Rep. Kevin Dunlap, the request to name the new road after Cooper was submitted to the state first and it was approved by the Tennessee General Assembly. However, Dunlap says the bridge requests were submitted later and not in time for approval this legislative session.“If you look at the timeline, all three requests were not submitted together,” said Dunlap.