Category:Hernando de Soto Bridge

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Hernando de Soto Bridge 
Steel-arch bridge in the United States
Hernando de Soto Bridge Memphis.jpg
Hernando DeSoto Bridge at night.jpg
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Inception
  • 2 August 1973
Date of official opening
  • 2 August 1973
Date of official closure
  • 11 May 2021
Width
  • 27 m
Length
  • 5,954 m
35° 09′ 10″ N, 90° 03′ 50″ W
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English: Hernando de Soto Bridge — over the Mississippi River between Tennessee and Arkansas.

The Hernando de Soto Bridge is a through arch bridge carrying Interstate 40 across the Mississippi River between West Memphis, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee. It is often called the "M Bridge" as the arches resemble the letter M. Memphians also call the bridge the "New Bridge" as it is newer than the Memphis & Arkansas Bridge (carrying Interstate 55) downstream.

The bridge is named for 16th century Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto who explored this stretch of the Mississippi River, and died south of Memphis, Tennessee. His body was believed to have been buried in the Mississippi River after his death (although, according to legend, his body lay at the bottom of Lake Chicot in Arkansas, an oxbow lake of the Mississippi River about 130 miles south of Memphis.)

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