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Author Topic: Looking Back at Plans For The Mud Island Expressway in Memphis  (Read 1444 times)

MikeTheActuary

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One of the blogs I follow, "Creme de Memph" has assorted articles on the development of Memphis.

The second part in a series looking at Mud Island was just released.  It goes into a little bit of detail describing the never-realized plans for a freeway connecting the ghost ramps at the end of the Hernando Desoto Bridge to the TN 300 spur, a Riverside Expressway (instead of Riverside Drive), and a couple of very early versions of a map I once had stuck to my bedroom wall illustrating the long-range plans of the Memphis/Shelby County freeway system:  https://cremedememph.blogspot.com/2018/06/mud-island-history-2.html
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Re: Looking Back at Plans For The Mud Island Expressway in Memphis
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2021, 08:58:10 PM »

Thanks for this.
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Re: Looking Back at Plans For The Mud Island Expressway in Memphis
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2021, 09:27:46 PM »

This thread answers the question I asked yesterday on the "Re: I -40 Hernando Desoto Bridge at Memphis shutdown" thread: "Also, I have noticed that the eastbound off-ramp and the westbound on-ramp to and from Front Street have stub ramps: https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1529006,-90.0522629,473m/data=!3m1!1e3. Were those stub ramps to have gone to an unbuilt freeway in Memphis, such as an extension of TN 300 or an extension of Riverside Dr.?" Thanks.
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