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Shelby Street Bridge

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Overview from northwest

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Overview
Three-span through truss bridge over Cumberland River on Shelby Street in downtown Nashville
Location
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1907-09; rehabilitated for pedestrian use in 2003
Builders
- Foster-Creighton-Gould Co. of Nashville, Tennessee
- Howard M. Jones
- J.D. Foy of Dothan, Alabama
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 317.8 ft.
Total length: 2,265.5 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 36.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 1986
Also called
Sparkman Street Bridge
Broadway Bridge (original official name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.15952, -86.77260   (decimal degrees)
36°09'34" N, 86°46'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/520453/4001666 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nashville West
Inventory numbers
NRHP 86003237 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
TN 19SR0240009 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32490 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
13,860

Update Log 

  • July 15, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • March 1, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • March 6, 2011: New photos from Mike Page
  • July 3, 2010: Posted a public domain photo
  • April 17, 2008: New photos from James McCray
  • August 21, 2006: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • Wikipedia
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER TN-38 - Sparkman Street Bridge, Spanning Cumberland River, Nashville, Davidson, TN
  • Mike Page
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Shelby Street Bridge
Posted February 10, 2011, by Mike Page (mike [dot] page [at] hotmail [dot] com)

From the "for what it's worth" department, a bit of trivia.

Big n' Rich's video for the song "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" was filmed on this bridge. The pedestrian conversion was already completed, so they had to get several different permits and ask several different people for permission to take their "parade floats" across the bridge.