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Parkway Bridge Work Over Tenn 13

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Date: December 27, 2007
Contact: Rusty Rawson, 662-680-4020

Natchez Trace Parkway officials announce that a detour of Parkway traffic will begin on January 2, 2008, near Collinwood, TN, in order to replace the Parkway bridge over Tennessee (TN) Highway 13. Work began on the project on November 5, 2007, and is expected to be completed by the fall of 2008.  Click the links below for maps. 


Visitors or motorists traveling north on the Parkway will need to exit at TN 13, cross TN 13, and follow detour signs back to the Parkway--approximately ½ mile north of Tennessee 13. Visitors or motorists headed south will exit the Parkway at a temporary detour road and follow detour signs for approximately ½ mile back across TN 13 to the Parkway access connector just south of the bridge being replaced. Click here for a map of detour.


Natchez Trace Parkway travelers are reminded that the detour on the Parkway will remain until the fall of 2008. Both Parkway visitors and local traffic on TN 13 are warned to use caution due to construction traffic around the work areas and throughout the detour route. Delays should be anticipated.  

Did You Know?

Mount Locust Inn along the Natchez Trace Parkway

The Mount Locust Inn and Plantation, dating back to the 1780's, is one of the oldest original structures along the Natchez Trace Parkway.