There used to be a old grits mill below this bridge. If you looking at the old structure. It would have been behind you. Located just down stream on the left bank. The remains of the old dam can be seen as water passes over it. It spans the duck river. My father and his family used to use the old bridge as children.lightning destroyed the old mill.people from all over the state of tn and some from alabama and mississippi would come here and have there corn turned into flour,grits,and meal. The river at this point froze over in the eightys. A buch of folks were walking across the ice over the water that day. It will be a sad day in stae history when the old bridge disapears witth the memmories of what used to be. There should be a marker here explaning all of these events once it is gone to preserve the history of the bridge and mill.
I hate seeing old bridges stripped of their decks to become derelict. If any of these Tennessee trusses are capable of holding up foot traffic, someone should put a wooden deck of a few of them. Some of the rivers and streams where these trusses cross are scenic. Heck, if the truss is too close to the UCEB, some can be slightly moved downstream.