John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsJohn Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, seen from Riverfront Park
|Carries||pedestrians and bicycles|
|Maintained by||Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County|
|Design||multi-span truss bridge|
|Total length||3,150 feet (960 m)|
|Width||36.4 feet (11.1 m)|
|Longest span||317.8 feet (96.9 m)|
|Clearance above||16 feet (4.9 m)|
|Opened||July 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) 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.
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