Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Natchez Trace Parkway - Nashville | Franklin, Tennessee

This 15 mile section of the Natchez Trace Parkway starts near the Leiper's Fork, Tennessee area at milepost 428 (intersection with TN highway 46) and goes to the northern terminus of the Trace (intersection with TN highway 100) at milepost 443.

Traveling south to north you will encounter several sites that are part of the Natchez Trace Parkway and are overseen by the National Park Service:
  • Birdsong Hollow - Double-Arched Bridge
    Completed in 1994, the double-arched bridge that spans Birdsong Hollow received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence in 1995 for its innovative design that rises 155 feet above the valley. The bridge carries Trace travelers 1,648 feet across the valley and Tennessee Highway 96.
    The bridge can be viewed from two locations. We recommend taking in both views. Just north of the bridge there is a parking area with a view of the bridge and the valley below. Just south of the bridge is an exit ramp that takes you down to Tennessee Highway 96. At the bottom of the hill there is a parking area with a view looking up at the entire length of the bridge.

For additional pictures, information and interactive maps of the Nashville | Franklin, Tennessee section of the Trace please see NatchezTraceTravel.com.

Bed and Breakfast travelers will enjoy Chigger Ridge Bed and Breakfast in Pegram, TN, Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast in Franklin, TN and East Park Inn Bed and Breakfast in Nashville, TN.

Next section south on the Trace: Leiper's Fork | Fly

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