John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge

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Closed to automobile traffic in 1998, the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge provides outstanding views of the Cumberland River and the Nashville skyline. The bridge connects downtown Nashville with the suburb of East Nashville, and is a reliable way to cross the river. It brings out the inner photographer in most tourists, as various points along the bridge allow travelers to capture different angles of Nashville.

Visitors come here for the panoramic views and to escape the busy downtown crowds. From the bridge, travelers can see Nissan Stadium (home to the Tennessee Titans) and any happenings on the Cumberland River. Though there are not many places to sit on the pedestrian bridge, it can be a good spot to enjoy the sunset with a loved one, according to travelers. Visitors also note that it is worthwhile seeing the view from the bridge during the day and at night to get the full effect.

You'll find the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge just a short walk south of downtown Nashville; there is no fee to access the bridge. There are ramps, stairs and elevators on both sides of the bridge. If you drive, visitors suggest parking in the Nissan Stadium lots, where free parking is available on certain levels. The bridge is also just a short walk from the Johnny Cash Museum and the Country Music Hall of Fame. For additional information on the history of the bridge and its architecture, visit its website.

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