Cooper Young Trestle railroad bridge getting national attention - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Cooper Young Trestle railroad bridge getting national attention

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A popular railroad bridge in Cooper-Young is getting some national attention thanks to Roadtrippers, a website for travelers.

The website spotlights the historic neighborhood in Midtown Memphis. With a focus on the entrance near Cooper Street and Central Avenue and the railroad bridge known as the Cooper Young Trestle. 

This trestle is over 100 years old and used to be used as a railroad bridge. In 2000, metal artist Jill transformed the 150-foot long steel structure into a sculpture of homes and businesses that line the neighborhood. 

Now, it's been featured in hundreds of photos, marks the start of the Cooper Young 4-Miler and gives visitors a feeling of the neighborhood.
The trestle was also listed on "American Planning Association's 10 Great Neighborhoods in the U.S." list in 2012.

You can view the Roadtrippers write up here.
 
Send your photos and memories of the Cooper Young bridge to my5@wmctv.com.
 
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