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Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 22, 2017

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
TN-229 (Abandoned Alignment) Over Duck River
Location
Rural: Hickman County, Tennessee: United States
Structure Type
Metal 12 Panel Pin-Connected Pennsylvania Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal 6 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1907 By Builder/Contractor: Nashville Bridge Company of Nashville, Tennessee

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1962
Main Span Length
225 Feet (69 Meters)
Structure Length
395 Feet (120 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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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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