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Piney River Bridge

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Piney River Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in July 2009

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Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Piney River on Piney River Road
Location
Hickman County, Tennessee
Status
Destroyed by flooding in May 2010
History
Bypassed by new bridge in 1970
Design
Parker through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.93206, -87.46825   (decimal degrees)
35°55'55" N, 87°28'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/457761/3976514 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Texas Hollow
Inventory number
BH 42963 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bypassed (127)
Destroyed by flood (165)
Hickman County, Tennessee (7)
Lost (12,510)
Lost 2010 (294)
Lost during 2010s (987)
Owned by county (17,050)
Parker through truss (1,016)
Parker truss (1,340)
Tennessee (886)
Through truss (10,581)
Truss (25,424)

Update Log 

  • November 20, 2010: Posted photos of the flood aftermath
  • July 3, 2009: Added by C Hanchey

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Comments 

Piney River Bridge
Posted August 31, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This by the way appears to have been a nationally significant bridge. It is a Parker truss (polygonal top chord, not curved) but the members and chord design is strongly reminiscent of an 1870s bowstring truss from the overall arch-like shape of the truss to the composition of the beams such as the plate-like bottom chord.

Piney River Bridge
Posted August 31, 2010, by Grant (savageorange13 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge was destroyed in the flooding of May 2010. Parts of the bridge are still laying across the river. The next time I go out that way I will make sure to take some pictures.