Demonbreun Street Viaduct

Nashville, TN, United States
Metro Nashville Public Works

After nearly 75 years of operation, the badly deteriorated Demonbreun Street Viaduct was closed to traffic. The loss of this important gateway to downtown Nashville was already causing strain on remaining traffic corridors, and its reconstruction presented many challenges including working in an active urban setting, a host of utilities and six active rail tracks. The project also required close coordination with developers, business owners and government agencies.

Both the Tennessee Department of Transportation and Metro Nashville Public Works selected GS&P to assist in the development, implementation and construction management for the new gateway. Our team led the context-sensitive solutions process and incorporated many unique architectural features that pay tribute to the railroad industry’s impact on Nashville. The Viaduct opened five months ahead of schedule, the result of an unprecedented partnership between all levels of government, area property owners and businesses, community leaders, utilities and the railroad.

The new Demonbreun Street Viaduct stretches 778 feet across the emerging Gulch area of Nashville and the CSX Railroad. It provides three lanes of traffic, bike lanes, and sidewalk, and re-establishes a vital link between the downtown community and the surrounding redeveloping area.

"The diligent, consistent and professional performance of GS&P as the conduit to air, discuss and resolve issues was certainly the difference... We extend our sincere gratitude to everyone on your team for their efforts in making this a successful partnership within the executed construction agreement with CST Transportation."

Steve Vanslyke

URS Corporation

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