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Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth
Bridge Documented: May 22, 2017
Rural: Hickman County, Tennessee: United States
Main Span Length
225.0 Feet (68.6 Meters)
395.0 Feet (120.4 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
and 2 Approach Span(s)
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This abandoned bridge is noted for its variety of span types. It includes an
impressive pin-connected Pennsylvania truss span, with a pin-connected Pratt
through truss approach span at the southeastern end, and a rivet-connected
Warren pony truss at the northwestern end.
The bridge was bypassed and abandoned in 1962. The deck no longer remains,
and there originally must have been additional approach spans and/or earthen
approaches for this bridge which are gone now, as the ends of the bridge seen
today are quite high up.
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