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Valleybrook Park Overlook Bridge

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Overview

This bridge has been refurbished and is in use as part of Clarksville's greenway trail system.

Photo taken by James McCray

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Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge on the Cumberland River Greenway (former Illinois Central Railroad)
Location
Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee
Status
Open to pedestrians
Railroads
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
- R.J. Corman Railroad (RJCN; RJCR; RJCC; RJCL; RJCM; RJCP; RJCK; RJNX; RJCV)
- Rail-to-trail
- Tennessee Central Railway (TC)
Design
Parker through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.52219, -87.36128   (decimal degrees)
36°31'20" N, 87°21'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/467655/4041929 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clarksville
Inventory number
BH 43647 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 22, 2018: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • August 20, 2018: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • March 1, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 7, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Removed category "Railroad" added "Rail-to-Trail"
  • January 10, 2011: New Street View added by Eddie Douthitt
  • February 23, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • November 18, 2009: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Eddie Douthitt - dalton1861 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Luke
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Valleybrook Park Overlook Bridge
Posted September 4, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

From what I'm seeing, railroads are requiring new or rehabbed bridges to have protection from objects being dropped on trains passing beneath. Check out the street view of the newly installed replacement here:

http://bridgehunter.com/mo/cooper/old-50-rr/

In their defense, I've hate to be in an engine when some of the stuff I've seen below bridges was originally dropped. Nastiest I can recall was a 25" CRT television that probably could have killed a crew member.

Valleybrook Park Overlook Bridge
Posted September 4, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Looks like someone stuffed a MOB and some prison fencing inside this bridge. I realize they don't want people chucking things off the bridge, but it looks hideous, and ruins the view of the beautiful historic bridge.

Valleybrook Park Overlook Bridge
Posted September 4, 2014, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I wonder if this bridge might have carried the Last Train To Clarksville...

Valleybrook Park Overlook Bridge
Posted September 3, 2014, by BSB

This bridge was once part of the Tennessee Central Railway's Nashville,Tn to Hopkinsville,Ky western division in Clarksville.