Bridge Town

As I made my way from Music Row to East Nashville last night, I had a chance to enjoy the concrete and steel that allow us to get from one part of town to the other.

Now that the Demonbreun Street Bridge is back open, it makes getting from the Vandy/Music Row area to downtown VERY convenient. I didn’t realize how much I missed this bridge until I was back on it, zipping freely across it without the gridlock that makes Broadway and Church such a pain.

Then I cruised across the Gateway Bridge, or the Korean War Vets Bridge, over the Cumberland and into East Nashville. As I did, I glanced at the pedestrian bridge (the old Shelby Street Bridge) as it was illuminated in the darkness. It’s definitely a bridge that’s easy on the eyes.

Most bridges are boring, but these three tend to be traffic free and are great connectors when you’re hopping around town.

Personally, I’d like to see more covered bridges just for the heck of it. I don’t think anyone’s done a ‘Covered Overpass’ before, but it might be a neat tourist attraction.

2 Comments so far

  1. Andrew (unregistered) on December 15th, 2006 @ 11:23 am

    I happened to be downtown in the same area last night (enjoying dinner at Broadway Brewhouse/Mojo Grill) and noticed that construction is once again underway on the extension of Gateway Blvd. I think traffic in the SoBro area will improve (as will aesthetics) even more drastically once that link is completed.

  2. Liz (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 5:22 pm

    Am I the only one who thinks it is ABSURD that there is a turn lane on the Demonbreun bridge? Is it the suicide bridge now, get in the turn lane and drive through the railing?

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