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Parks Covered Bridge 42-66-01

Photos 

After relocation to Trimble, Plaque

Photo taken by Martha Carver in June 2002

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BH Photo #246839

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge originally spanning Obion River Drainage Canal within a private farm near Trimble
Location
Dyer County, Tennessee
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Preserved as part of a public park in Trimble
History
Built ca. 1910 by farmer W.E. Parks; relocated 1997 to a city park in Trimble
Design
Covered Kingpost pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 28.0 ft.
Total length: 59.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.0 ft.
Also called
Trimble Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.20470, -89.19175   (decimal degrees)
36°12'17" N, 89°11'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/302959/4008879 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Trimble
Inventory numbers
WGCB 42-66-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 78002624 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 32654 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built during 1910s (8,748)
Covered (1,353)
Dyer County, Tennessee (14)
Kingpost truss (136)
Open to pedestrians (3,537)
Pony truss (15,049)
Preserved (1,057)
Relocated (638)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,559)
Tennessee (1,031)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,430)
Truss (29,442)

Update Log 

  • February 25, 2016: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: corrected county
  • January 13, 2013: New photos from Martha Carver
  • August 27, 2012: Updated by J.P.: added location

Sources 

  • Dale Travis Covered Bridge List
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Martha Carver - martha_carver [at] bellsouth [dot] net
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Parks Covered Bridge 42-66-01
Posted February 20, 2015, by Matt Lohry

Hmm, looks more like a replacement than a restoration, especially since the "restored" bridge looks nothing like the original.