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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Ribbon Cutting Held for New Bridge in Bearden Area

May 2, 2011 - A ribbon-cutting celebrating the completion of the Kingston Pike-Forest Park Boulevard Bridge project was held Monday at Forest Park Boulevard near the Highlands Grill.

Mayor Daniel Brown, City Council and County Commission members and others participated in the event.

Ribbon Cutting for Bridge in Bearden
Commissioner Shouse, Councilman Grieve, former Councilwoman Pelot, Councilwoman Palmer, Mayor Brown, Councilwoman Roddy, Bearden Representative Terry Faulkner and Commissioner Ownby
The Tennessee Department of Transportation project to widen and improve the bridge in addition to expanding Kingston Pike at that location was completed in mid-April.

This TDOT project began in October of 2009 and was initially scheduled for completion in October, 2010. It ran about six months over.

The work involved making improvements to the bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks.
New bridge over railroad tracks
Bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks.
In addition TDOT widened Kingston Pike to include a center turn lane.
New bridge with additional turning lane
Bridge at intersection of Forest Park Blvd. and Kingston Pike
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