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FIMX - Piney Creek Trestle


Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in June 2010


BH Photo #167574

Street View 


Deck plate girder bridge over Piney Creek on Norfolk Southern Railroad Spur
Cumberland County, Tennessee, and Roane County, Tennessee
Open to traffic
- Naugle, Holcomb & Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Erection)
- Waddell & Hedrick of Kansas City, Missouri (Design)
- Franklin Industrial Minerals Railroad (FIMX)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Tennessee Southern Railroad (TSRR)
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.85440, -84.73760   (decimal degrees)
35°51'16" N, 84°44'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/704295/3970163 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 45501 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2017: New photos from Dave King
  • November 12, 2013: New photos from Shane Passmore
  • June 14, 2010: Added by Calvin Sneed


  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Shane Passmore - aa5te [dot] kb5ehr [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com


FIMX - Piney Creek Trestle
Posted May 27, 2019, by John Jolly (jovialjohn2009 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Love those pics. As I understand the story my Grandfather worked on the crew that built that Trestle. I know for a fact that my dad took me swimming in that little swimming hole just up from that Trestle. Last time I was there that area was surrounded by a fence and was no longer accessible. What a shame.

Piney Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted April 10, 2013, by Carroll Jernigan (carrolljrngn [at] aol [dot] com)

This is another bridge originally built by the Tennessee Central Railroad that fell into the hands of the Southern Railway after TC's 1968 bankruptcy. This bridge along with three beautiful trestles are located in a thirteen mile stretch of track now operated by a limestone mining co in Crab Orchard, TN. After the closure of the TC the Tennessee State legislature passed a bill allowing the state to purchase the entire rail line and hopefully operate it as a tourist railroad. That bill was vetoed by the Governor.