Tennessee - Tombigbee Waterway

Tugboat pushing barges on the Tennessee–Tombigbee Waterway, western Alabama.

American waterway linking the Tennessee River in northeastern Mississippi with the Tombigbee River in western Alabama. The 234-mile (376-kilometre) system of locks and canals along the upper Tombigbee River south to Demopolis, Ala., gives access via the lower Tombigbee to the Gulf of Mexico at Mobile, Ala. The waterway was built (1971–84) to provide an alternate and shorter route to the Gulf than the Mississippi River for Appalachian coal and agricultural products from neighboring Southern states, as well as to draw more businesses to the region. Barge traffic began moving along the system in January 1985.   (Britannica.com)

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The Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority

Tennessee - Tombigbee waterway



BOATING and contact info

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
US Army Corps of Engineers
3606 West Plymouth Rd.
Columbus, MS 39701-9504
Phone: 601-327-2142