Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge – Nashville, TN


The Shelby Street Bridge (sometimes called the 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) and is one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world.  The Shelby Street Bridge was originally known as the Sparkman Street Bridge and was built one block south of Broadway, connecting Sparkman Street and Shelby Avenue. The bridge was constructed at a cost of about $475,000.  The bridge was the first in North America to have concrete arched trusses.  In 1998 the Shelby Street Bridge was admitted to the National Register of Historic Places, due mainly to the unique truss design.  from wikipedia.


One response

  1. that’s a great shot Todd, I enjoy NV and look forward to getting back there sometime next year! thanks for sharing! Jim

    September 17, 2010 at 11:33 am

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