Jun 23 2016
River Talks | The Special Bridge Program: Tennessee’s Toll Bridges, 1927-1947

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

at Cumberland River Compact

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

Phone: (615) 837-1151

Email: info@cumberlandrivercompact.org

Dates & Times

2016/06/23 - 2016/06/23

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.

Location Info

Cumberland River Compact

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