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Bearden's Mill Bridge



The Bearden's Mill Bridge is abandoned with its approaches and deck removed. Anyone having anymore info about this bridge please leave a comment.

Photo taken by James McCray in April 2008


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BH Photo #113747


Abandoned Camelback through truss bridge over Elk River on an abandoned section of River Road about 50 yards east of the intersection of River Rd. and William Battle Blvd. in Fayetteville
Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tennessee
- Arthur Dyer
- Nashville Bridge Co. of Nashville, Tennessee
Camelback through truss with hybrid Pratt-Bedstead pony truss approach spans
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 330.1 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.13650, -86.58800   (decimal degrees)
35°08'11" N, 86°35'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/537533/3888258 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
TN 52056810001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 36464 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2012)
Overall condition: Fair
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builders per information in forum post
  • April 24, 2012: New photos from James McCray
  • June 13, 2011: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • January 5, 2009: New photo from James McCray
  • July 14, 2008: Updated by James McCray
  • April 17, 2008: Added by James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke


Bearden's Mill Bridge
Posted June 5, 2021, by Ricky James West (rwest11 [at] wildblue [dot] net)

Older photos

Bearden's Mill Bridge
Posted June 24, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Bearden's Mill Bridge
Posted May 8, 2014, by Anonymous

Bearden's Mill Bridge looks Just like a Bridge going over the Buffalo River near Linden TN in the Rockhouse comminity

Bearden's Mill Bridge
Posted October 17, 2012, by Bill Carey (bill [at] tnhistoryforkids [dot] org)

Here is a photo of this bridge when it was new. It was built by Arthur Dyer and the Nashville Bridge Company about a century ago. The photo is owned by his grandson, A.J. Dyer III.

Bearden's Mill Bridge
Posted May 30, 2011, by J.P.

The old mulberry bridge has the same approaches.


Bearden's Mill Bridge
Posted May 29, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Very unorthodox pony approaches that used to bracket this bridge. It's a shame they didn't leave them in place.

Bearden's Mill Bridge
Posted May 29, 2011, by Jared D (jared5595 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have access to the south end of the bridge, and will take pictures of the approaches and the southern end of it.