News 12 Then: Building the Walnut St. Bridge for Riverbend

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – We take it for granted now that the Tennessee Riverwalk winds through the Riverbend Festival.

But the Festival was actually there before the Riverwalk was finished.

This story aired in April of 1992, months before the 11th annual event.

From 2017 Riverbend Map

They were building the stretch from Bluff View down to Ross’s Landing.

In this story, we’re talking about restoring the old Bluff View Furnace.

And the surprise was the new amphitheater they were building under the Walnut Street Bridge just for Riverbend.

These days, we call it the TVFCU stage (click here for the daily lineup, then click on TVFCU)

Zoe Nutt & the Union, Billy Joe Shaver, The Unknown Hinson

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