Tennessee State Parks announced the bridge across Lake Placid at Chickasaw State Park will be named the Joe Armour Memorial Bridge honoring the former park superintendent
Chester County, TN – According to the statement, naming the bridge for Armour honors his contributions to the continued management, improvement, and enjoyment of the park.
Armour was superintendent from 1963 until his death in 1969.
State officials said that he had the original idea to build a foot bridge across the lake connecting the recreation area and the camping area.
The original bridge was completed in 1971 and was replaced with the current bridge in 2018.
Other amenities added to the park during Armour’s time as superintendent included the lighted baseball field and a restaurant.
Chickasaw State Park, which is on some of the highest terrain in West Tennessee, was named for the Chickasaw tribe who once inhabited the area.