Rating:
6 votes

Only Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by David Backlin

BH Photo #108885

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Derelict through truss bridge over Duck River on TN 50 near Only
Location
Hickman County, Tennessee
Status
Derelict with deck and approaches removed
History
Built 1907 by the Nashville Bridge Co.; Bypassed by a new bridge in 1962.
Builder
- Nashville Bridge Co. of Nashville, Tennessee
Design
From north to south:
Riveted Warren pony truss
Pin-connected, 12-panel Pennsylvania through truss
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 225.0 ft.
Total length: 395.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.87075, -87.70660   (decimal degrees)
35°52'15" N, 87°42'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/436211/3969843 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coble
Inventory number
BH 32570 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 21, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • March 17, 2013: New photos from Johnny C Barrett
  • July 3, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • June 21, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: bridge was built in 1907 by the Nashville Bridge Co.
  • March 30, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • March 28, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • February 24, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • July 10, 2005: Posted photos from David Backlin

Sources 

  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Johnny C Barrett - jcarsonbarrett [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

TN 50 Only Bridge
Posted March 28, 2009, by Todd Walker (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

I wish someone would put a wooden deck on this for a footbridge. Forgetting about the UCEB next to it this relic bridge is located in a serene area.