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Leatherwood Bridge

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Abandoned Duck River Bridge

Abandoned Leatherwood Bridge over the Duck River in Hickman County, Tennessee. The old two span Pratt through truss was bypassed by a new bridge in 1987.

Photo taken by C Hanchey in November 2009

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Duck River
Location
Hickman County, Tennessee
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1918; Bypassed by new bridge in 1987
Design
Two-span riveted Pratt through truss
Also called
Duck River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.75464, -87.28402   (decimal degrees)
35°45'17" N, 87°17'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/474323/3956772 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Littlelot
Inventory number
BH 43677 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2009: Added by C Hanchey

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Comments 

Duck River Bridge
Posted March 23, 2014, by Dustin Adams (weetbixmarmite [at] yahoo [dot] com)

It saddens me to have to report that this bridge is facing imminent collapse. A portion of the lower chord and a diagonal member have been cut out of the northern span, and the strain on the foot joint is causing it to push off its pedestal. The span is already leaning noticeably, and I'm afraid nothing easy can be done to save it. Once that foot loses its grip, it will pop out from under the truss, causing it to turn over and crash into the ground below. With any luck the southern span will be spared when this happens, but even that isn't certain.