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John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge

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John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge is a historic bridge that connects Downtown Nashville to the residential area of East Nashville. The bridge was built in 1909 and it was designed and constructed by Nashville Engineer, Howard M. Jones and local contractors. The bridge was formerly named the Sparkman street bridge, it was closed to automobile traffic in 1998, the bridge is only used by the pedestrians. The bridge is named after journalist and civil rights advocate, John Seigenthaler. The Truss bridge crosses the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee. The bridge gives nice views of the Downtown and the River.

Things to Do

  • Cross the bridge to enjoy some nice views of the Downtown Nashville, and the Cumberland River. The bridge has a center lane that accommodates bicycles.
  • Visitors can enjoy a stroll on the sidewalks on each side of the bicycle lane, the bridge also has an elevator and ramps.
  • Whether you like to take a stroll or ride a bicycle on the bridge, the bridge will give you unbeatable views of the Nashville skyline. The bridge is well lit in the night.
  • Right next to the bridge is the Country Music Hall of fame, or go visit the nearby Cumberland Park.

John Seigenthaler Bridge Insider Tips

  • The bridge has many concrete stumps, where pedestrians can sit and relax.

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