Location Nashville , TN
Owner Tennessee Department of Transportation
Engineer Tennessee Department of Transportation / HNTB
Complementing the historical pedestrian-only Shelby Street Bridge is the Gateway Boulevard Bridge just down river. The bridge is a thru-arch masterpiece that is a signature to the City. The most impressive aspect to the crossing is the 545-foot Edison Gray colored single span steel arch that rises 90 feet above the roadway. As the new gateway into downtown from the revitalized east bank of the Cumberland River, the project required 570 truckloads of concrete, 6 million pounds of steel and 2 miles worth of concrete beams, installation of traffic signals, pavement markings, water/sewer items, curb and gutter, sidewalks, and two retaining walls. Features of the new bridge include six (6) 12-foot wide vehicular lanes and 10-foot wide sidewalks.