New bridge could connect Metro Center and Bordeaux

Posted at 7:54 PM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 20:56:26-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A new bridge plan could connect Metro Center and Bordeaux, and spur growth in North Nashville.

The unnamed bridge project would cost $150 million according to Metro Councilman Decosta Hastings.

He believes it would spur growth in an under-served area of Nashville and provide a route North.

"It will help to relieve some of the infrastructure issues that we have," said Hastings. "The commute will be faster, especially for those that are going into this area."

Hastings said funding for the bridge would come from federal and state grants and possibly from private donors.

"We'll be working with the state and federal level on infrastructure dollars and those are tax dollars that we all pay here into those sectors. We have to find a better way to connectivity in Nashville." he said.

The bridge design is an early concept illustration. It includes four total lanes, bike lanes and a wide walking path on both sides.

A large portion of the funding would be used to renovate the nearby Martin Luther Kind jr. Memorial Bridge.