Vanderbilt University dedicates 21st Avenue pedestrian bridge Dec. 6

November 25, 2002

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It will be Commodores on parade Friday, Dec. 6, as Mr. Commodore, Vanderbilt University Cheerleaders and a marching trio of musicians make the first trek across the new 21st Avenue pedestrian bridge.

The parade is part of the bridge’s dedication ceremony scheduled at 11:30 a.m. The new pedestrian bridge, located at 21st Avenue South and Edgehill Avenue, links two parts of Vanderbilt’s 330-acre campus: the historic main area and the Peabody College area. The new bridge provides a quick, safe and scenic connection for commuters between the two parts of the campus.

A bagpiper will lead a second procession, including Vanderbilt University Chancellor Gordon Gee, University neighbors, students, faculty and staff, from the John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development to the bridge.

Both groups will meet, along with students from the Susan Gray School for Children, on the Peabody campus side of the bridge to cut a ribbon officially opening the bridge for use and to sing the University’s fight song.

From noon to 3:30 p.m. anyone crossing the bridge will get free hot chocolate and a sticker reading, I crossed the bridge.

Contact: Princine Lewis, 615-322-NEWS,

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