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sc.0452.01.os_DeSoto bridge construction. 12.8.1971. Bob Williams
View upstream of the Mississippi River and the Hernando de Soto Bridge under construction on July 28, 1971, intended to connect Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee. Mud Island and downtown Memphis can be seen on the right. Construction began in 1967 and the first automobile traffic began using the bridge in August 1973.
1971 July 28
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Williams, Bob, "Hernando de Soto Bridge, Memphis, 1971" (2022). Memphis. 295.
Hernando de Soto Bridge (Memphis, Tenn.).