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Old Stone Fort Bridge


Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in October 2009


BH Photo #147422


Street View 


Pratt through truss bridge over Duck River on County Road B-188 (Campground Road) in Manchester
Manchester, Coffee County, Tennessee
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1906 by the Joliet Bridge Co. at the Dabbs Ford over the Elk River; bridge relocated to present location in 1971, piers rehabilitated 2009
- Joliet Bridge & Iron Co. of Joliet, Illinois
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 101.0 ft.
Total length: 262.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.49229, -86.10479   (decimal degrees)
35°29'32" N, 86°06'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/581198/3928006 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2019)
Inventory numbers
TN 160B1880001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 43481 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 45.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 24, 2020: Updated by Nathan Holth: Closed, future uncertain!
  • August 19, 2018: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • April 24, 2012: New photos from James McCray
  • August 25, 2010: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • February 9, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • February 6, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • November 28, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: updated history and dimensions
  • October 10, 2009: Added by Calvin Sneed



Old Stone Fort Bridge
Posted July 24, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I do not know why it was closed officially. In reviewing my 2014 photos of the bridge it appears that the u-bolt hanger plates were in bad shape, although the section loss was arrested via the most recent painting, if the paint system has started to fail it wouldn't take much more section loss to make those hanger plates a concern. https://historicbridges.org/tennessee/oldstonefortbridge/old...

Old Stone Fort Bridge
Posted July 24, 2020, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)


I've been over that one. Its quite charming although the 'swimming pool' blue takes some getting used to.

What's the issue with it?


Art S.

Old Stone Fort Bridge
Posted July 24, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge is closed to all traffic and may eventually be at risk for demolition and replacement! https://www.manchestertimes.com/news/local/old-stone-forts-h...