Rating:
3 votes

Old U.S. 64 Brush Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Daniel Lipscomb

BH Photo #199147

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Brush Creek on Pre 1967 alignment of US Highway 64
Location
Polk County, Tennessee
Status
Abandoned
History
Built on the old 2-lane alignment of U.S. 64, abandoned and left in place when new alignment in 1967 was built higher, 1/4 mile downstream
Builder
- Tennessee State Highway Department
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 450.0 ft.
Total length: 1,150.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.03732, -84.43629   (decimal degrees)
35°02'14" N, 84°26'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/733863/3880186 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ducktown
Elevation
1448 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 48778 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2017: New photos from Ben Tate
  • March 13, 2013: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • March 12, 2013: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • May 17, 2011: Added by Eddie Douthitt

Sources 

  • Eddie Douthitt - eddied1962 [at] charter [dot] net
  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Old U.S. 64 Brush Creek Bridge
Posted February 28, 2017, by Don Morrison

It's categorized as both preserved and lost. Time to clean up the categories.

Old U.S. 64 Brush Creek Bridge
Posted February 28, 2017, by Timothy (timdaugherty1980 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I finally found this old gem!!! Any idea when it was built? I walked down the old road and saw it before my eyes! Was amazing!!

Old U.S. 64 Brush Creek Bridge
Posted March 13, 2013, by Calvin Sneed (us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Located this bridge in the records of the old Tennessee Highway Department, updated information, statistics and daylight pictures. A jewel of a find.. thanks Eddie and Daniel!

Old Brush Creek Bridge
Posted May 19, 2011, by James Gonzalski

Awesome find!

I'm jealous cause I've been through that area several times on US 64 and missed it!

Old Brush Creek Bridge
Posted May 18, 2011, by Molly Hill

Love the spooky pics at night :-)