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Mt Zion Swinging Bridge

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in June 2011

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Description 

"No one remembers just who built the first swinging bridge across Little Sugar Creek at Mount Zion in Lawrence County Tennessee. It was probably built by memebers of the McMasters Family who were the first settlers in that area. It has been maintained through the years by people who lived in the community." - www.lawrenceburg.net

The Civil Wars music video for "Barton Hollow" was filmed here. The Mt Zion Methodist Church is a National Historical Landmark. The church was built in 1885. The swinging bridge may have been built around this time. It was recently renovated.

Facts 

Overview
Pedestrian Bridge over Sugar Creek
Location
Lawrence County, Tennessee
Status
Open to pedestrians
Design
Swinging Bridge
Dimensions
Deck width: 2.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.06551, -87.23293   (decimal degrees)
35°03'56" N, 87°13'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/478761/3880333 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Appleton
Inventory number
BH 48921 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 17, 2013: New photos from Johnny C Barrett
  • June 14, 2011: Added by Ben Tate

Sources 

  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Johnny C Barrett - jcarsonbarrett [at] gmail [dot] com