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River Talks | The Special Bridge Program: Tennessee’s Toll Bridges, 1927-1947

at Cumberland River Compact, Nashville TN

Jun 23
River Talks | The Special Bridge Program: Tennessee’s Toll Bridges, 1927-1947

All River Talks are free and open to the public. You may reserve an optional lunch for $8 or you may bring your own.

On January 19, 1927, Governor Austin Peay and the state legislature created the Special Bridge Program for the construction of toll bridges over Tennessee’s major waterways. Tennessee was the first state to take advantage of the matching federal money and Tennessee built more toll bridges under this program than any other state. Congress approved 21 toll bridges in Tennessee with 18 of those being completed by 1931. Six of these bridges were over the Cumberland River.

Dr. Tammy Allison Sellers, Historic Preservation Program Manager at the Tennessee Department of Transportation, will discuss the Special Bridge Program and describe how these bridges became iconic pieces of Tennessee’s transportation network.

ADMISSION INFO

FREE

Contact: (615) 837-1151

Email: info@cumberlandrivercompact.org

    Official Website

INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

Additional time info:

Doors open and lunch will be available at 11:30am, the presentation will run from 12:00pm-12:50pm and will be followed by a question and answer session.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Cumberland River Compact

2 Victory Avenue, The Bridge Building, Suite 300 , Nashville, TN 37213

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