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CNTP - Rock Creek Bridge #1


Rock Creek Bridge

Stark contrast between new and old bridge designs at Rock Creek.

Photo taken by Alex Wood in July 2012


BH Photo #243866


NS 144 at Rock Creek #1

A northbound freight train crosses the bridge.

Wade White

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First of two bridges over Rock Creek north of Lancing, Tennessee. This is the original of the two. This bridge is built in an identical style as the old Burnside, Kentucky railroad bridge. The tracks correctly line up to old Tunnel 21 in the general layout as well. The bridges may be accessed by hiking from Lancing. I recommend hiking along the ditch on the east side of the tracks for both safety and property reasons. As always, please do not walk on the bridges. It is illegal and dangerous. The railroad sees 40 - 50 trains per day.


Deck girder bridge over Rock Creek on railroad
Morgan County, Tennessee
Built in 1906 by the Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railroad in cooperation with the city of Cincinnati, Ohio
- Cincinnati Southern Railway (CNTP)
- Cincinnati, New Orleans, & Texas Pacific Railway (CNO&TP; CNTP)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Deck girder with supports attached to outside of girder frame.
Total length: 411.0 ft.
Deck width: 6.5 ft.
Also called
CNTP - Lancing Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.13094, -84.64921   (decimal degrees)
36°07'51" N, 84°38'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/711538/4001031 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pilot Mountain
Inventory number
BH 54684 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 15, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • November 30, 2012: New video from Alex Wood
  • November 29, 2012: Added by Alex Wood


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  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com


CNTP - Rock Creek Bridge #1
Posted November 22, 2020, by Bill (sandralane96 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Do you know when the dam was built and were their any houses on the west side of the tracks when the bridge was built