TVA Builds Pedestrian Bridge Over Embayment At Kingston

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Tennessee Valley Authority will be building a pedestrian bridge over the East Embayment as part of TVA’s commitment to restore the Swan Pond area near the Kingston Fossil Plant to as good as or better than it was before the 2008 ash spill.

For the safety of the public and work crews, access to the East Embayment by boat will be temporarily closed beginning today.

Signs will be posted on the shoreline and buoys will be installed across the embayment to restrict boating access.

Bank fishing still will be available on the East Embayment and can be reached by walking trails at Lakeshore Park. The main river channel on the Emory River also will remain open.

Construction of the pedestrian bridge is scheduled to take approximately 45 days, depending on weather. Once the project is complete, access to boats will be reopened.

The work is part of the overall Swan Pond Embayment Recreation and Restoration project, which is scheduled to be finished in spring 2015. The work includes paved walking trails, wetland development, courtesy docks and fishing piers, picnic areas and overlooks, and a restroom facility on Lakeshore peninsula.


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