University of Tennessee students commute on the Knox/Blount Greenway across the Alcoa Hwy bridge.
Directions: From I-40, take the Alcoa Hwy exit; cross the Buck/Karnes Bridge over the Tennessee River; Marine Park is approximately one mile on the right; parking access is in the park.
Knox/Blount Greenway is under construction. The pedestrian bridge on the east side of the Buck/Karnes Bridge is complete.
The yellow line depicts the future greenway.
The initial phase of the Knox/Blount Greenway will connect Neyland Greenway via a pedestrian bridge on the Buck/Karnes Bridge (crossing the Tennessee River) and continuing along the bank of the Tennessee River through the University of Tennessee's Cherokee Farms. The first phase will end at Marine Park on Alcoa Hwy.
Future plans call for the Knox/Blount Greenway to connect to the Alcoa-Maryville combined greenway system and eventually through Townsend to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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