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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Rotating Train Bridge - Nashville

Rotating Train Bridge - Nashville

There are 15 bridges over the Cumberland River in Nashville. (Long-time Locals: Can you name them?) Of the 15, this one might be the one you are least familiar with. On the south side of the river, it is near the Ted Rhodes gold course near MetroCenter and TSU. The north side is in Bordeaux. This is one of those train bridges that can rotate out of the way in case a tall boat is coming through, and if you look closely, it is open now. It was originally part of the Tennessee Central Railroad mainline from Nashville through Ashland City TN, Clarksville, TN to Hopkinsville, KY. I am guessing it is currently not used much if it is in the permanent open position. Close to the top center, you can see a control station, and a staircase that goes down the left side of it.

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