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John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
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John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, seen from Riverfront Park
Carries pedestrians and bicycles
Crosses Cumberland River
Locale Nashville, Tennessee
Maintained by Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County
Characteristics
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)
History
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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