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Carpenter Ford Bridge

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Old Carpenter Bridge over the Duck River, Eastern Maury County

Derelict, abandoned Parker (Camelback) through truss single span, with newer concrete bridge right beside it.

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in August 2008

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BH Photo #121992

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pin-connected Pennsylvania (camelback) through truss bridge over Duck River on Carpenter Bridge Road
Location
Maury County, Tennessee
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Slated for demolition.
History
Built in 1904 by the W. T. Young Bridge Company; Bypassed by new bridge in 1962
Builder
- William T. Young Bridge Co. of Nashville, Tennessee
Design
200.0 foot pin-connected modified Pennsylvania (Camelback) through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.61750, -86.86583   (decimal degrees)
35°37'03" N, 86°51'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/512150/3941533 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Verona
Inventory number
BH 37238 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • March 17, 2013: New photos from Johnny C Barrett
  • January 20, 2011: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated bridge type--this is actually a rare pin-connected Camelback Pennsylvania through truss. Shame on Maury County for the destruction of this priceless piece of transportation history.
  • January 19, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • July 15, 2010: New Street View added by Calvin Sneed
  • July 4, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge is named the Carpenter Ford Bridge, added bridge builder and dimensions
  • April 2, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • August 19, 2008: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • August 18, 2008: Added by Calvin Sneed

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Comments 

Carpenter Ford Bridge
Posted June 24, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Picture from November of 2013:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/caving/12197612715/

Carpenter Ford Bridge
Posted January 20, 2011, by Matthew Lohry

Did you notice in the street view that this bridge's 1962 replacement has a posted weight limit already? Maybe they should demolish this one and put a new deck on the truss bridge so it can be re-opened to traffic!