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Slough Creek Bridge


Oblique elevation, view to the northeast

Photo taken by Martha Carver, 2011


BH Photo #238042


Lost pony truss bridge over Slough Creek on Jackson Road
Dyer County, Tennessee
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1950
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 81.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.99833, -89.54556   (decimal degrees)
35°59'54" N, 89°32'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/270546/3986760 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Knob Creek
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
TN 230A6230001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32505 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 77.9 (out of 100)
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5-panel truss (584)
Built 1950 (605)
Built during 1950s (4,015)
Dyer County, Tennessee (16)
Lost (29,211)
Lost 2012 (409)
Lost during 2010s (3,630)
Owned by county (21,659)
Pony truss (17,097)
Pratt pony truss (3,990)
Pratt truss (10,420)
Replaced by new bridge (19,843)
Riveted (2,574)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,681)
Tennessee (1,266)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,867)
Truss (36,061)
Wooden deck (6,178)

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Bridge has been replaced
  • August 25, 2012: New photos from Martha Carver


  • Martha Carver - martha_carver [at] bellsouth [dot] net
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com


Slough Creek Bridge
Posted November 10, 2014, by D. W. Adams (weetbixmarmite at yahoo dot com)

This bridge, whose history likely predated its installation at this location, has certainly been replaced. Although not a UCEB, its replacement is a rather lackluster modern steel design, with a tar-and-chip-covered steel deck. It's not ugly, but it lacks the grace and aesthetics of a truss.

Slough Creek Bridge
Posted October 17, 2014, by Zachary S

Unfortunately looks to have been replaced.

Slough Creek Bridge
Posted June 27, 2010, by D. W. Adams (weetbixmarmite [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I never knew this bridge even existed until I saw it listed here. It's in a rather remote area on a road that only leads to some fields. A one-lane bridge with a 17-foot deck tells me that it was built primarily for farm equipment. It doesn't appear to be in the greatest of shape, but it looks to be built well. There's a lot of vandalism on the rusty steel, but it doesn't appear to be hurting anything. It's missing some railing and there are some odd pipes bolted to the portals that have been cut or torn off. These pictures were taken shortly after the floods retreated this spring.