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Clarksville in Montgomery County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The John T. Cunningham Memorial Bridge

 
 
The John T. Cunningham Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Currey Russell, May 15, 2010
1. The John T. Cunningham Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription. The Cunningham Bridge, completed in 1925, once spanned the Cumberland River here. Erected on the site of the old Gaiser's Ferry. It was one of the first bridges to be built by the newly-formed Tennessee Highway Department and was the first major federal-aid project in Tennessee. It was fabricated by the Nashville Bridge Company and named for John T. Cunningham, a former State Representative and Montgomery County judge.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 56.)
 
Location. 36° 30.183′ N, 87° 22.837′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Zinc Plant Road and River Road, on the left when traveling west on Zinc Plant Road. Click for map. There is a big gravel area to pull off and park near the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Clarksville TN 37040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town Spring (approx. 1.9 miles away); Horace H. Lurton (approx. 2 miles away); Surrender of Clarksville (approx. 2 miles away); Clarksville in the Civil War (approx. 2 miles away); John Montgomery Statue
The John T. Cunningham Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Currey Russell, May 15, 2010
2. The John T. Cunningham Memorial Bridge Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); First Court House (approx. 2 miles away); Pioneer Newspaper (approx. 2 miles away); Montgomery County Courthouse (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clarksville.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
The John T. Cunningham Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By George Hornal, 1985
3. The John T. Cunningham Memorial Bridge
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.
The John T. Cunningham Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By George Hornal, 1985
4. The John T. Cunningham Memorial Bridge
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.
 
 
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