published Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

1 more bridge opened on Smokies parkway

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — The dedication of a new bridge has chipped away at a 16-mile missing link of the Foothills Parkway in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Knoxville Republican U.S. Rep. John Duncan led a group of dignitaries who cut a ribbon Monday at Bridge 2, opening another 1.6 miles of the road.

The parkway was authorities by Congress in 1944 and, while both ends of the 72-mile-long road were opened in 1968, the middle section remains unfinished. Only about one-third of the road is usable.

A multiple bridges project is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, but not all of the remaining work has funds set aside.

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