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Cumberland City Ferry

Patience, the state's new ferry barge, along with her new landings and floating terminal, are ready to shuttle people and vehicles from one bank of the Cumberland River to the other. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, TDOT received a $3,000,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to construct the new ferry . The new ferry barge will allow an increase in the number of vehicles that may be transported on a crossing. The new landings will provide better access for both the ferry and vehicles. The floating terminal will provide enhanced safety of the ferry equipment during periods of high water and swift currents due to flooding and heavy rain.

New Ferry under Construction

"Cumberland II" can be used as the new barge

"Cumberland II" can be used as the new barge
and/or the terminal for "Patience


"Patience” without paint


Chief Engineer Paul Degges aboard “Patience”



"Volunteer" can be used as the barge 
and/or terminal for "Patience"