The Alvin C. York Bridge across the Tennessee River at Perryville built so travelers, business men, and the general public might have an easier, more convenient, and safer way of crossing the Tennessee River. This bridge was built in 1930, being opened on July 4, 1930. This bridge cost $665,000.00. It was operated as a toll bridge to defray the cost of construction. This bridge was named in honor of Alvin C. York, Tennessee’s famous World War hero.
This picture is scanned from a postcard from the time. Thanks to Bart Taylor for providing this image. The picture is made facing Perry County with only the first span over the river channel under construction. The bridge was completed prior to the flooding of Kentucky Lake in 1944. The completed bridge is also viewed from another post card scan.
A close up of the barge shows two working men and details of the construction scaffolding.