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Hickory Creek Stone Arch Bridge

Photos 

Notice the milky white water in the creek----it's fertilizer runoff from the nearby farm fields that has polluted the water.

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in August 2010

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BH Photo #173270

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Rare masonry stone bridge over Hickory Creek
Location
Grundy County, Tennessee
Status
Closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Under Category 6 (#71), Tennessee has determined that this bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places because of its masonry structure.
History
Built in 1912 for $639 , was abandoned in 1984 when new bridge was built alongside it.
Builder
- R.M. Crick
Design
The Sherwood Road bridge contains two earth-filled masonry arched, formed with irregularly cut stones.A row of cut stones follows the line of the arch. There is little fill between the roadway and the arch, and there is no railing. This bridge is almost exactly like the Old Northcutts Brudge, having been built by the same person. The only difference is the type of stone used, and this one is two arches instead of one.
Dimensions
Total length: 32.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 1, 1987
Also called
Sherwood Road Stone Arch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.47675, -85.84610   (decimal degrees)
35°28'36" N, 85°50'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/604683/3926526 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cane Hollow
Elevation
1048 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
NRHP 87000526 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 45952 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (11,510)
Built 1912 (787)
Built during 1910s (9,225)
Closed (2,569)
Deck arch (10,761)
Grundy County, Tennessee (7)
Have street view (25,330)
NR-listed (2,874)
Owned by county (19,979)
Preserved (1,125)
R.M. Crick (2)
Stone arch (2,783)
Tennessee (1,175)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,684)

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2015: New photos from Johnny C Barrett
  • August 22, 2010: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

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