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Falls Mill Arch Bridge

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Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in June 2011

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Description 

Originally, there were 4 spans, but Factory Creek eventually eroded the north bank, washing away the 2 northern spans, leaving the southern spans intact.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Factory Creek on Old Salem-Lexie Road
Location
Franklin County, Tennessee
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Available for reuse
History
Built in 1914, replacing 2 pedestrian bridges dating back to the 1830's
Design
2 masonry arch spans, made of rubble stone patched with concrete.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 45.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Recognition
Listed as a contributing resource to a designated historic district on the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.09982, -86.25923   (decimal degrees)
35°05'59" N, 86°15'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/567514/3884363 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Huntland
Elevation
871 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 48917 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (2,999)
Arch (11,134)
Available for reuse (225)
Built 1914 (711)
Built during 1910s (8,698)
Deck arch (10,377)
Franklin County, Tennessee (12)
Have street view (21,724)
NR-contributing (108)
Owned privately (1,254)
Preserved (1,048)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,402)
Stone arch (2,631)
Tennessee (1,020)

Update Log 

  • March 31, 2013: New photos from Ben Tate
  • September 26, 2012: New photos from Johnny C Barrett
  • June 14, 2011: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Johnny C Barrett - jcarsonbarrett [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com