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S is for Slew

April 22, 2014



is the letter of the day for the A to Z Challenge, and I came up with a slew of places to visit in Nashville. I’ll just list a few here.

First up is another bridge. Don’t ask me why I like bridges so much. I just do, even though crossing them can be a wee bit scary.

The Shelby Street Bridge is a truss bridge that spans the Cumberland River in Nashville. It was originally opened on July 5, 1909. After being declared by inspectors to be in poor condition, the bridge was closed to vehicular traffic in 1998. The bridge was originally slated for demolition. However, due to aesthetic, architectural, and historical considerations, it was decided that it should be converted to a pedestrian bridge rather than be demolished. It was reopened as a pedestrian bridge on August 3, 2003. It is one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world.

The bridge was refurbished and includes an elevator, ramps, stairways, and a center lane to accommodate bicycles. The bridge includes four scenic pedestrian overlooks. I can’t wait to get there with my camera!




Next up is the Sunnyside Mansion. Like many historic homes in the area, Sunnyside was turned into a makeshift hospital during the Civil War. It later served as a sanitarium for patients during a tuberculosis outbreak. More deaths occurred in the house during the tuberculosis crisis than during the war.  It is said to be haunted, but the reported experiences with ghosts are mostly auditory—moans, screams, and sounds of coughing. Apparitions have also been seen both inside and outside the building.

I don’t know if I’d want to visit a haunted mansion, but the house itself isn’t accessible anyway.  The area is all parkland and freely accessible to anyone who wants to visit. It is said that many ghostly occurrences happen in the area immediately surrounding the house, so, if you’re into that kind of thing, you might still see a ghost. The house is in Sevier Park, and it is strongly advised that you don’t go there after dark. Apparently it’s not a great neighborhood. I don’t know about Tim, but it’s sounding less and less appealing to me. :/

If you like bluegrass music, you might like to visit the Station Inn. I like bluegrass music enough, but a little goes a long way with me. I’ll leave this one up to Tim. The Station Inn is a tiny little concert venue in Nashville that is regarded as one of the best in bluegrass. It offers food as casual as the atmosphere—pizza, hot dogs, nachos, and barbecue.


Of course we could also visit the State Capitol.  It’s a beautiful building.


That’s it for S. Unless you count all the great places to SHOP.  

I’ll leave that for another time.

You’re welcome. 🙂


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  1. Kensi Kempf permalink

    The haunted place would be really creepy but sounds like it could be fun too. Interesting

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