John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge

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John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
Shelby street bridge day.jpg
John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, seen from Riverfront Park
Coordinates36°9′43″N 86°46′20″W / 36.16194°N 86.77222°W / 36.16194; -86.77222Coordinates: 36°9′43″N 86°46′20″W / 36.16194°N 86.77222°W / 36.16194; -86.77222
Carriespedestrians and bicycles
CrossesCumberland River
LocaleNashville, Tennessee
Maintained byMetropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County
Designmulti-span truss bridge
Total length3,150 feet (960 m)[1]
Width36.4 feet (11.1 m)
Longest span317.8 feet (96.9 m)
Clearance above16 feet (4.9 m)
OpenedJuly 5, 1909

The John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge (previously called the Shelby Street Bridge or Shelby Avenue Bridge) is a truss bridge that spans the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. It was originally opened on July 5, 1909, and was reopened as a pedestrian bridge on August 3, 2003. The bridge spans 960 m (3,150 ft)[1] and is one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world.

It was originally named the Shelby Street Bridge, but was renamed in April 2014 in honor of John Seigenthaler.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 HAER TN-38, page 18. "The bridge has a total length of 3,150 feet, including the approaches and abutments. The bridge length between centerlines of bearings at abutments is 2,280 feet and 9.5 inches."
  2. Cass, Michael (April 29, 2014). "John Seigenthaler honored with renaming of bridge". The Tennessean. Retrieved 11 July 2014.

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