Rating:
3 votes

Charles Thompson Bridge

Photos 

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Photo taken June 2005 by David Backlin

BH Photo #108883

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Duck River on TN 50 near Centerville
Location
Hickman County, Tennessee
Status
Replaced
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement, contract posted December 2014.
History
Built 1951; Replaced 2016
Design
Parker through truss, with K-panels
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 241.1 ft.
Total length: 1,206.7 ft.
Deck width: 25.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.78434, -87.52294   (decimal degrees)
35°47'04" N, 87°31'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/452740/3960155 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Whitfield
Inventory numbers
TN 41SR0500009 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32569 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
1,250

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • March 17, 2013: New photo from Johnny C Barrett
  • July 12, 2010: New Street View added by Calvin Sneed
  • June 1, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Revised GPS
  • February 2, 2010: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Some Parkers in Tennessee were built with K-Panels (this was one of them), but the state says, that did not make them K-Parkers. They're call K-hybrids, but are still Parker trusses only.
  • December 13, 2009: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: This is actually a K-Parker through truss
  • July 10, 2005: Posted photos from David Backlin

Sources 

  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Matthew Ridpath
  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Johnny C Barrett - jcarsonbarrett [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

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

This is a very pretty bridge and a very scenic crossing. I had the chance to visit it yesterday. I walked across it and took a few photographs. It's one of the last truss bridges in the area that's still in use, and I hope it stays around for a while.

Charles Thompson Bridge
Posted November 7, 2009, by Mrs. Thomas (nthomasbridges [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is a very unsafe bridge. It is a bike route that you can't ride across for fear of getting run over. You can't run across for fear of getting hit and killed. You can't even drive across in you car without fear. 18 wheeler big rigs go way to fast and are most always across both yellow lines and miss your car by 1/2 an inch. Please help us get a bigger, safer and cleaner bridge. It always has so much trash, bricks and rocks on it that it is that much more unsafe. Someone is going to get killed. I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. We are trying to be healthy by running marathons and riding bikes. We can't use the bridge which is 4 miles from town. I hate my children having to drive across it several times a day. Please help us get a new bridge. This is Terrible. Please HELP