NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The trip across the Tennessee River between Houston and Benton counties just got a lot shorter.
State and county officials christened a new ferry this morning, breaking bottles of sparkling cider against the vessel.
The ferry immediately went into operation just off state Route 147 near McKinnon on the east bank of the Tennessee.
The ferry operates 365 days a year, costs 75 cents per day and makes a crossing in about seven minutes.
Hours of operations are 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 6 to 6 on weekends.
The aim is for no one to wait more than a half-hour to cross.
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