2 votes

Dement Bridge


TN 269 Duck River Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in November 2009

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)


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BH Photo #150046


Street View 


Google Maps shows this to be named Dement Bridge


Concrete stringer bridge over Duck River on TN 269
Bedford County, Tennessee
Closed to traffic
Built 1930; Bypassed by new bridge in 1993
Concrete stringer
Length of largest span: 45.9 ft.
Total length: 174.9 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Also called
Duck River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.46674, -86.29471   (decimal degrees)
35°28'00" N, 86°17'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/563991/3925033 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
TN 02S42890005 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 43676 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 98.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2014: Updated by Don Morrison: Exchanged name and alternate name
  • January 14, 2012: New Street View added by Ben Tate
  • January 14, 2012: Updated by David Backlin: Revised status to Open to Local Traffic
  • November 28, 2009: Added by C Hanchey


  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Don Morrison


Dement Bridge
Posted March 23, 2014, by Don Morrison

Google shows it as Dement Bridge, so I renamed it.

Also merged 1992 NBI data.

Duck River Bridge
Posted March 23, 2014, by Dustin Adams (weetbixmarmite [at] yahoo [dot] com)

It was a nice day to get out, and I just had to check this one out for myself. I drove over it in my Buick, and I've got video to show!

Old Duck River Bridge, Wartrace, Tennessee: http://youtu.be/b8VqcYVagoE

Duck River Bridge
Posted September 12, 2013, by Chambers Williams (gchambers3 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Still open, easy to drive over. Approaches are clear although a bit overgrown with grass and weeds on the east end sometimes, but it's easy to use the bridge even with a car. I was on it last weekend.

Duck River Bridge
Posted January 15, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I agree with J.P.

The truck does not appear to be moving and is likely parked there for recreational purposes. The bridge is not however blocked by any means and can be driven over if one chooses to.

Duck River Bridge
Posted January 15, 2012, by Matthew Hart

I'm inclined to say abandoned, too. In the aerial shot, it appears the approaches have been removed. YMMV

Duck River Bridge
Posted January 14, 2012, by J.P.

I would say by state terms the bridge is abandoned, and it is use at your own risk type thing. The red trucks looks like the owner is probably fishing and used the bridge as a safe parking spot, since the truck doesn't move as the street view moves.

Duck River Bridge
Posted January 14, 2012, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Here is an aerial shot courtesy of Bing Maps: http://tinyurl.com/Duck-River-269

Duck River Bridge
Posted January 14, 2012, by Anonymous

Sure enough, if you go to Google maps and use street view, there is a red pick-up truck crossing this bridge.

Duck River Bridge
Posted January 13, 2012, by Chambers Williams (gchambers3 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I drive across this bridge several times a year. It is open to vehicular traffic -- it is not marked for pedestrians only or blocked to vehicles.