• John Coffee Memorial Bridge - Alabama

      John Coffee Memorial Bridge
      Photo by Peter Thody
      The Natchez Trace Parkway crosses the Tennessee River in northern Alabama over the John Coffee Memorial Bridge, a sleek 0.8-mile bridge that sits low over the water. The bridge was named after General John Coffee, who fought under the command of future US president Gen. Andrew Jackson during the War of 1812 with Britain, and also in the Creek Wars of 1813-14.

      If you go:
      If you're looking to break your journey here, the Lauderdale picnic area is located at the north end of the bridge. The Colbert Ferry Campground at the other end is restricted to travelers on bicycles.


      Milepost 327.8 - 328.6
      Natchez Trace Parkway
      Alabama 35616 USA

      Mailing address:
      Natchez Trace Parkway
      2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
      Tupelo, MS 38804 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Visitor Information
      +1 (800) 305-7417