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Carthage in Smith County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cordell Hull Memorial Bridge

 
 
Cordell Hull Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 10, 2020
1. Cordell Hull Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Named in honor of Cordell Hull, the 47th U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel laureate, Cordell Hull Bridge, a continuous three-span Parker truss, spans the Cumberland River. Hull's influence diverted New Deal funds toward the $199,083 cost of construction that began in December 1934. The bridge opened to traffic on May 14, 1936. After closure in 2007 for a $9.5 million dollar renovation, the bridge reopened on July 2, 2014.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3B 83.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
 
Location. 36° 15.012′ N, 85° 57.145′ W. Marker is in Carthage, Tennessee, in Smith County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street North and 1st Avenue West, on the right when traveling south on Main Street North. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carthage TN 37030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bragg Invades Kentucky (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederacy Memorial
Cordell Hull Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 10, 2020
2. Cordell Hull Memorial Bridge Marker
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(about 300 feet away); Smith County Courthouse Square (about 400 feet away); Captain William Walton (about 400 feet away); Benton McMillin (about 400 feet away); Smith County Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Edward Stallings (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Carthage Christian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carthage.
 
Cordell Hull Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Tennessee State Library and Archives
3. Cordell Hull Memorial Bridge
As pictured on April 27, 1941.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 12, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 29, 2022