Top Ranked Tennessee Bridges

Old TN 100 Bridge (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Lost Parker through truss bridge over South Harpeth River on Old Harding Rd. (Old TN 100) in Nashville
Destroyed by flooding in May 2010
This span was one of four trusses on Nashville's 1889 Bordeaux Bridge over the Cumberland River constructed by the Mt. Vernon Bridge Co.; Relocated in 1917 in current location by the Nashville Bridge Co.
Wilcox Tunnel (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Rated 99% with 3 votes
Tunnel under Missionary Ridge on Wilcox Blvd. (FAU 3556)
Open to traffic
Built 1930
CSX Underpass Road Tunnel (Marshall County, Tennessee)
Rated 99% with 4 votes
Concrete closed-spandrel arch tunnel under CSX Railroad tracks on Underpass Road (old State Highway 11)
Open to traffic
CNTP - Old Tunnel 22 (Morgan County, Tennessee)
Rated 99% with 3 votes
Abandoned tunnel
Derelict/abandoned
Chissonís Mill Bridge (Perry County, Tennessee)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Abandoned camelback through truss bridge over Buffalo River on Jones Hollow Road in Lobelville
Abandoned
Built 1915 by the Vincennes Bridge Co.; Bypassed by a new bridge in 1962
Birds Creek Downstream Bridge (Sevier County, Tennessee)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Arch bridge over Birds Creek on Bird's Creek Road
Open to traffic
Built 1922, widened 1970's
Laurelburg Bridge (Van Buren County, Tennessee)
Rated 99% with 3 votes
Abandoned Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Rocky River on abandoned section of Laurelburg Road
Abandoned
Built 1915
Old Mail Road Bridge (Cumberland County, Tennessee)
Rated 98% with 4 votes
Stone arch bridge over Byrds Creek on Old Mail Road in Cumberland Mountain State Park
Open to traffic
Built 1937, located within the National Register-listed Cumberland Homesteads Historic District
Deep Draw Stone Arch Bridge (Cumberland County, Tennessee)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Stone arch bridge over Byrds Creek on Deep Draw Road
Open to traffic
Built 1934, within the National Register-listed Cumberland Homesteads Historic District
Newsome Station Railroad Underpass (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Slab bridge over Newsome Station Road
Open to traffic
Built 1918
Lebanon Road Stone Arch Bridge (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Rated 98% with 3 votes
Stone arch bridge over Brown's Creek on Lebanon Pike
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1888
Flat Branch Creek Stone Arch Bridge (Grundy County, Tennessee)
Rated 98% with 4 votes
Abandoned stone round arch bridge over Scott Creek
Abandoned
Built by local builder A.J. Lockhart in 1898 for $620, abandoned with realignment of the road in 1979.
Walnut Street Bridge (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Rated 98% with 7 votes
Six-span through truss bridge over the Tennessee River on Walnut Street in Chattanooga
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1889-91
NS - Ooltewah Harrison Road Overpass (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Arch bridge over Ooltewah Harrison Road on Norfolk Southern Railway

Built 1910
J. M. Walters Bridge (Jefferson County, Tennessee)
Rated 98% with 5 votes
Warren (w/verticals) Balanced Cantilevered Camelback Pratt K-Truss Hybrid (official type) bridge over French Broad River (Douglass Lake) on U.S. 25-E
Demolished and replaced.
Built 1934, Lost 2017
Carmack Road Railroad Bridge (Lauderdale County, Tennessee)
Rated 98% with 3 votes
Arch bridge over Carmack Road

Built 1903
Bearden's Mill Bridge (Lincoln County, Tennessee)
Rated 98% with 3 votes
Abandoned parker through truss bridge over Elk River on an abandoned section of River Road about 50 yards east of the intersection of River Rd. and William Battle Blvd. in Fayetteville
Abandoned
Old US27 Emory River Bridge (Morgan County, Tennessee)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Warren pony truss bridge over Emory River on Old U.S. 27
Closed
Begun in 1926, finished in 1928
Harahan Bridge (Shelby County, Tennessee)
Rated 98% with 3 votes
Cantilevered through truss railroad bridge over the Mississippi River at Memphis
Open to railroad traffic on two tracks; road deck rebuilt for pedestrian use
Completed 1916 under the direction of engineer Ralph Modjeski
Old Central Holston Bridge (Sullivan County, Tennessee)
Rated 98% with 3 votes
Abandoned Camelback and Pratt through truss bridge over South Fork Holston River
Abandoned
Built 1903 by the Cope Bridge Company; Closed in 1983
CN - East Kenwood Avenue Overpass (Tipton County, Tennessee)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Concrete arch bridge under Railroad on East Kenwood Avenue

Built 1950
Sycamore Mills Bridge (Cheatham County, Tennessee)
Rated 97% with 4 votes
Abandoned cable-stayed bridge over Sycamore Creek on an abandoned county road once used to service Sycamore Mills
Abandoned, but nearby residents have constructed a patio deck on the western end of the bridge.
Built 1891. Perhaps the only 19th Century fixed wrought iron cable stayed bridge in America.
Belle Meade Bridge (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Rated 97% with 2 votes
Double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over Richland Creek on the main driveway leading to the Belle Meade Mansion
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1900
NS - Tenn Bridge (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Rated 97% with 3 votes
Vertical lift through Warren through truss bridge over Tennessee River on the Norfolk-Southern Railway in Chattanooga
Open to railroad traffic
Built 1880-86, rebuilt 1917-20
TVRM - Whiteside Tunnel (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Rated 97% with 4 votes
Tunnel under Missionary Ridge on Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (formerly Southern Railway)
Open to traffic
Built 1858
Csx Rr / Bryant Road Bridge (Robertson County, Tennessee)
Rated 97% with 4 votes
Culvert bridge over Csx Rr / Bryant Road on Csx Rr 348148w

Birds Creek Bridge (Sevier County, Tennessee)
Rated 97% with 2 votes
Arch bridge over Birds Creek on Bird's Creek Road
Open to traffic
Built 1922, widened 1970s
Elkmont Little River Bridge (Sevier County, Tennessee)
Rated 97% with 2 votes
Stone arch bridge over Little River on Elkmont Road
Open to traffic
Built 1938
Frisco Bridge (Shelby County, Tennessee)
Rated 97% with 5 votes
Cantilevered through truss railroad bridge over the Mississippi River at Memphis
Open to railroad traffic
Completed May 12, 1892, under the direction of engineer George S. Morison
CSX - South Charlotte Street Overpass (Dickson County, Tennessee)
Rated 96% with 3 votes
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over South Charlotte Street Bridge on CSX Railroad
Open to one lane traffic
Built 1930
Hatchie Bridge (Haywood County, Tennessee)
Rated 96% with 5 votes
Abandoned through truss bridge over the Hatchie River on Hatchie Station Road, off Hwy 138
Abandoned
Built 1929
CSX - Hiwassee River Bridge (Reliance) (Polk County, Tennessee)
Rated 96% with 2 votes
Deck plate girder bridge over Hiwassee River on private railroad (former CSX Railroad Spur)
Open to traffic
Built in 1890 on the old "Hook & Eye" route from Etowah to Copperhill, TN
Dodson Bridge (White County, Tennessee)
Rated 96% with 4 votes
Riveted Pratt through truss bridge over Caney Fork River on Big Bottom Rd (CR 2190)
Demolished 7 a.m., Aug. 17, 2011
Built 1924; rehabilitated 1930
Bob Sheehan Memorial Bridge (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Rated 95% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over Stones River on Lebanon Pike (U. S. Highway 70) in Nashville
Open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic
Built 1928
SCTR - Centerville Bridge (Hickman County, Tennessee)
Rated 95% with 2 votes
Massive railroad bridge over Duck River on the South Central Tennessee Railroad near Centerville
Open to railroad traffic
Rehabbed, retaining all truss spans, but replacing timber approaches
Gay Street Bridge (Knox County, Tennessee)
Rated 95% with 8 votes
Pratt deck-arched cantilevered truss over the Tennessee River on Gay Street
Open to traffic
Built 1897, reconditioned 2004
Saulpaw Bridge (Knox County, Tennessee)
Rated 95% with 2 votes
Lost wooden Howe through truss bridge over Tennessee River on Gay Street
Replaced by a new bridge
Built by GW Saulpaw 1880; Replaced by current bridge 1898
CNTP - Tunnel 13 (Scott County, Tennessee)
Rated 95% with 5 votes
Abandoned tunnel on Abandoned Railroad
Derelict/abandoned
Built 1877
Glaze's Ford Bridge (Washington County, Tennessee)
Rated 95% with 6 votes
Pratt through truss bridge over Nolichucky River
Closed to all traffic
Built in 1901 at Glaze's Ford, flood damage repaired and strengthened in 1912-1913, closed in 1983 and left intact on private property
Unknown just north of the Conasauga River Bridge (Bradley County, Tennessee)
Rated 94% with 2 votes
Abandoned pratt pony truss bridge over Mill Creek on possible former alignment of Spring Place Road
Abandoned
Built around 1900?
Wolf Creek Bridge (Cocke County, Tennessee)
Rated 94% with 4 votes
Five-span combination open and closed spandrel arch bridge over French Broad River on U.S. 25, U.S. 70 (St. Highway 9)
Reopened 2/3/14
Built 1928
Wilson Boulevard Arch Bridge (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Rated 94% with 2 votes
Concrete arch bridge over an unnamed creek on Wilson Boulevard in Nashville
Open to traffic
Built 1913
Turnpike Bridge (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Rated 94% with 2 votes
Abandoned bridge on an abandoned section of the Louisville & Nashville Turnpike (Old Stone Bridge Rd.) in Goodlettsville
Abandoned
Built ca. 1837-1849 as part of the former Louisville & Nashville Turnpike
Pearl City Bridge (Lincoln County, Tennessee)
Rated 94% with 4 votes
Abandoned parker through truss bridge over Elk River on Dyer Road
Abandoned
Built 1919
Kettle Mill Bridge (Maury County, Tennessee)
Rated 94% with 3 votes
Abandoned pennsylvania through truss bridge over Duck River on former Kettle Mills Road
Abandoned
Built 1904 by the Nashville Bridge Co.; bypassed by new bridge in 1960; approach span destroyed by May 2010 flood
CSX Carroll Creek Road Overpass (Washington County, Tennessee)
Rated 94% with 2 votes
Arch bridge spanning Carroll Creek Road, CSX Railroad 244030s

Built 1907 by the Clinchfield Railroad
Clinch River Bridge (Anderson County, Tennessee)
Rated 93% with 2 votes
Unique Warren through truss bridge over Clinch River on U.S. 25-W in Clinton
Open to traffic
Built 1939 by the Bethlehem Steel Co.; rehabilitated 1959
Paris Landing Bridge (Henry County, Tennessee)
Rated 93% with 2 votes
Partially lost through truss bridge over Tennessee River on TN 76
Bridge replaced by new bridge but one original truss section has been retained, relocated, and preserved as part of the Scott Fitzhugh Bridge Pavilion in the Paris Landing State Park Marina
Built 1927; replaced 1992, one truss section preserved and relocated to the Scott Fitzhugh Bridge Pavilion in Paris Landing State Park Marina
Cold Branch Bridge (Humphreys County, Tennessee)
Rated 93% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Duck River on Bakerville Rd (NFA 910, SA 4302)
Open to traffic
Built 1945
Dandridge Bridge (Jefferson County, Tennessee)
Rated 93% with 2 votes
1 3-span Warren cantilevered through truss bridge with polygonal top chords over French Broad River on State Highway 92 in Dandridge
Open to traffic, scheduled for replacement
Built 1942-1944; rehabilitated 1962, repair work scheduled March 1, 2010
Henley Street Bridge (Knox County, Tennessee)
Rated 93% with 4 votes
Open spandrel dual ribbed concrete arch 6-span bridge over Tennessee River on U.S. 441 (State Highway 33) in downtown Knoxville #47-SR0033-06.72
Open to traffic
Built 1930-31, Rehabilitated 2012-13
CSX - Running Water Trestle (Marion County, Tennessee)
Rated 93% with 5 votes
Massive steel plate girder trestle over Running Water Creek and I-24 on CSX Railroad, west of Chattanooga
Open to rail traffic
Built 1968
Old U.S. 64 Brush Creek Bridge (Polk County, Tennessee)
Rated 93% with 3 votes
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Brush Creek on Pre 1967 alignment of US Highway 64
Abandoned
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
CSX - Ridgetop Tunnel (Robertson County, Tennessee)
Rated 93% with 2 votes
Tunnel under town of Ridgetop, Tennessee on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1905 by the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis RR (predecessor to the Louisville & Nashville RR, later CSX).. was longest free standing tunnel in the world when completed.
Hernando DeSoto Bridge (Shelby County, Tennessee)
Rated 93% with 3 votes
Two-span steel through arch bridge over the Mississippi River on I-40 at Memphis
Open to traffic
Built 1973
Old Dobbs Ford Bridge (Bradley County, Tennessee)
Rated 92% with 4 votes
Pratt pony truss bridge over Candies Creek on golf cart track
Closed to all traffic
Built 1878, moved to the present site in 1990
Old Rankin Bridge (Cocke County, Tennessee)
Rated 92% with 4 votes
6 span Pratt through truss design bridge over French Broad River on Rankin Road
Closed to all traffic
Old Hickory Bridges (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Rated 92% with 5 votes
Pair of through truss bridges over Cumberland River on TN 45 in Nashville
Open to traffic
First bridge built 1928; second bridge built 1967
CSX - Boiling Fork Stone Arch Bridge (Franklin County, Tennessee)
Rated 92% with 3 votes
Spectacular stone arch bridge over Boiling Fork Creek on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1851 as wooden trestle, replaced with stone arch bridge around turn of century
Bachman Tunnels (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Rated 92% with 13 votes
Tunnels under Missonary Ridge on U.S. 41 and U.S. 76 (State Highway 8)
Open to traffic
Built 1929
Cumberland River Bridge (Wilson County, Tennessee)
Rated 92% with 2 votes
Lost Through truss bridge over Cumberland River on TN 109 in Gallatin
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1954; Demolished 2014
NS - Elk Gap Tunnel (Campbell County, Tennessee)
Rated 91% with 5 votes
Inactive tunnel under Elk Gap on former Norfolk Southern Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic
Served as N-S spur connection to CSX main line near Jellico
Blevins Bridge (Carter County, Tennessee)
Rated 91% with 2 votes
Pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge over Doe River on Old Tweetsie Railroad
Open to single-lane traffic
Built in 1889 in another location, relocated here to replace a flood-damaged Howe truss railroad bridge by the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad Company on Tweetsie Line, now a county road
Hogskin Creek Bridge (Grainger County, Tennessee)
Rated 91% with 3 votes
Pratt Camelback truss bridge over Hogskin Creek on Black Fox Road (County Road 25) Closed to Vehicular Traffic
Closed to vehicular traffic, open to pedestrian traffic
Originally built in 1916-17 as State Highway 33 bridge across Clinch River in Union County, relocated to Hogskin Creek in 1935 when Norris Lake was impounded.
Hickman Creek Bridge (Smith County, Tennessee)
Rated 91% with 2 votes
Two-span arch bridge over Hickman Creek on Potter Rd (NFA A174)
Open to traffic
Built 1925 by Bell & Bell
Joseph Julian Henry Memorial - Airport Highway Bridge (Sullivan County, Tennessee)
Rated 91% with 4 votes
Lost camelback through truss bridge over South Fork Holston River on State Highway 75
Demolished, replaced by concrete tee-beam bridge
Built 1938, closed 2010, demolished 2011
Firescald Creek Stone Arch Bridge (Grundy County, Tennessee)
Rated 90% with 4 votes
Rare masonry stone arch bridge over Firescald Creek
Closed to all traffic
Built in 1906 for $547.45, bypassed in 1970 when new bridge was built, now preserved as part of a roadside park
Old Stewart Creek Bridge (Rutherford County, Tennessee)
Rated 90% with 3 votes
Pony truss bridge over lyttle creek on pedestrian trail
Open to pedestrians
Was first iron bridge built in Rutherford County, Orginally crossed Stewarts creek between Murfreesboro and Smyra on the turnpike
Old CNTP - New River Bridge (Scott County, Tennessee)
Rated 90% with 4 votes
Abandoned Pratt deck truss bridge over New River once carried Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway's Cincinnati Southern Railroad (later Norfolk Southern), before being bypassed
Abandoned
Built in 1879 by the Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway, for its Cincinnati Southern Line (later sold to Norfolk Southern Railway)
Sligo Bridge (De Kalb County, Tennessee)
Rated 89% with 3 votes
Five-span Parker through truss bridge over Caney Fork on US 70
Demolished and replaced.
Original Camelback bridge spans replaced and elevated with Parker spans in 1948 when river was impounded. Bridge was replaced in 2015.
Lenox Bridge (Dyer County, Tennessee)
Rated 89% with 2 votes
Pratt swing pony truss bridge, pin-connected, originally spanning Obion River on CR S8025 west of Lenox
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1917 by the Vincennes Bridge Co.; damaged by overweight load in 1978; dismanted 1985; relocated 1987-88
Market Street Bridge (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Rated 89% with 11 votes
Bascule bridge over Tennessee River on Market Street (State Highway 8) in Chattanooga
Rehabilitated in 2006
Built 1917
Big Sewee Creek Bridge (Meigs County, Tennessee)
Rated 89% with 2 votes
Derelict pin connected Pratt through truss with missing deck over Big Sewee Creek on Fezzell Rd
Derelict with missing deck
Built 1914 by the Champion Bridge Co.
CNTP - Tunnel 14 (Scott County, Tennessee)
Rated 89% with 3 votes
Tunnel on Abandoned Railroad/Creek
Intact but closed to all traffic
Bored in solid limestone in 1877. Taken out of service sometime in the 1930's. Tunnel floor was lowered and the creek re-routed through it to prevent the rail re-alignment from having to have two new bridges.
Gateway Bridge (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Rated 88% with 2 votes
Steel through arch bridge over Cumberland River on Gateway Blvd. in downtown Nashville
Open to traffic
Built 2004
Jenkins Creek Bridge (Giles County, Tennessee)
Rated 88% with 4 votes
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Jenkins Creek on an old alignment of Bethel Rd (TN 166)
Open to pedestrians only
Old Lea Bridge (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Rated 88% with 2 votes
Pratt pony truss bridge over Wolftever Creek on Collegedale Greenway
Open to pedestrians
Built 1886, moved to present location sometime in the late 1990's
Sandy Hook Bridge (Maury County, Tennessee)
Rated 88% with 2 votes
Arch bridge over Big Bigby Branch on Old Hwy 43 (NFA A358)
Open to traffic
Built 1916 by W.B. King
Old Cedar Grove Road Bridge (Robertson County, Tennessee)
Rated 88% with 3 votes
Abandoned pratt pony truss bridge over South Fork Red River on a closed section of Old Cedar Grove Road
Abandoned
Caney Fork River Bridge (Smith County, Tennessee)
Rated 88% with 2 votes
Warren through truss bridge with King "A" frames over Caney Fork River on US 70N (SR 24)
Closed
Built 1932; Replaced 2016
Doe River Covered Bridge 42-10-01 (Carter County, Tennessee)
Rated 87% with 7 votes
Covered Timber Howe Truss bridge over Doe River on Walking path in Downtown Elizabethton
Open to pedestrians
Part of the Elizabethton Historic District
Cowley Bridge (Lincoln County, Tennessee)
Rated 87% with 8 votes
Bowstring through truss bridge over Elk River on West Stevens Creek Road
Open to pedestrian traffic only
Built by the King Iron Bridge Co. in 1878 for $8,000, the only Bowstring truss bridge in the state of Tennessee. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
Ray Lovin Memorial Bridge (Loudon County, Tennessee)
Rated 87% with 2 votes
Pratt pony truss bridge over Steekee Creek on bicycle-foot path
Open to pedestrians
Originally built across Round Lick Creek in Smith County, relocated to Loudon County in 1986.
Marion Memorial Bridge (Marion County, Tennessee)
Rated 87% with 7 votes
Lost 2 Parker K-Hybrid Camelback through trusses, and 2 Warren through trusses with Polygonal top chords, all riveted, over Nickajack Lake (Tennessee River)
Demolished
Built 1929; tolls removed 1947; rehabilitated 1966, and raised 21 feet higher when Nickajack Lake was impounded. Closed permanently January 9, 2012; Demolished 2015
CNTP - Tunnel 15 (Scott County, Tennessee)
Rated 87% with 9 votes
Abandoned tunnel on Abandoned Railroad
Derelict/abandoned
Bored in 1877, lined and finished in 1879. Cincinnati construction crews and Chattanooga construction crews met with the building of the tracks in the center of this tunnel.
CSX - Holston Tunnel (Sullivan County, Tennessee)
Rated 87% with 4 votes
Tunnel under Holston Ridge on CSX (formerly Clinchfield) Railroad
Open to traffic
Built as part of the O & W's Speers Ferry, VA to Johnson City, TN segment, tunnel rehabilitated 1927
Falls Mill Arch Bridge (Franklin County, Tennessee)
Rated 86% with 4 votes
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Factory Creek on Old Salem-Lexie Road
Abandoned
Built in 1914, replacing 2 pedestrian bridges dating back to the 1830's
Morris Mill Bridge (Giles County, Tennessee)
Rated 86% with 8 votes
Abandoned warren pony truss bridge over Big Creek
Abandoned
Built 1884 by the Penn Bridge Works; Closed to traffic in 1980's
Morris Mill Bridge (Giles County, Tennessee)
Rated 86% with 2 votes
Abandoned warren pony truss bridge over Big Creek on Old Cambellsville Road (Former Alignment)
Abandoned
Built 1884 as two span. One span flooded out and replaced with stringer span.
RJCM - Cumberland River Swing Bridge (Montgomery County, Tennessee)
Rated 86% with 3 votes
Swing through truss bridge over Cumberland River on R.J. Corman Railroad/Memphis Line at Clarksville
Open to traffic
Built 1891 by the Pencoyd Bridge & Construction Co.
Easley Ford Bridge (Polk County, Tennessee)
Rated 86% with 4 votes
Open spandrel arch bridge over Conasauga River on Easley Ford Rd.
Open to traffic
Built 1923-24 by the Roehl and Steel Company
Cordell Hull Bridge (Smith County, Tennessee)
Rated 86% with 4 votes
Through truss bridge over Cumberland River on NFA A392 in Carthage
Open to traffic
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1992
Coulters Bridge (Blount County, Tennessee)
Rated 85% with 2 votes
Lost concrete girder bridge over Little River on Tuckaleechee Pike
Replaced by new bridge
Replaced 1991-92
Old Elkton Bridge (Giles County, Tennessee)
Rated 85% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Elk River on former US 31/TN 7 at Elkton
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1924 by the Montgomery and Parker Co.; bypassed by new bridge in 1959
McCallie Tunnels (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Rated 85% with 2 votes
Tunnels under Missionary Ridge on U.S. 11 & 64
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1950, specifically to handle tourist traffic on U.S. 11 & 64
Thomas Bridge (Sullivan County, Tennessee)
Rated 85% with 2 votes
Pratt through truss bridge over Beaver Creek
Closed to all traffic
Built in 1898 to replace an existing bridge, road later designated as State Highway 37, closed in 1971 when new State Highway 394 bridge was built upstream, Thomas Bridge barricaded and left intact.
L&N - Branch of Little Trammel Creek Bridge (Sumner County, Tennessee)
Rated 85% with 3 votes
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over branch of Little Trammel Creek on former L&N
Derelict/abandoned
Built 1886 (Reportedly)
West Fork Hickory Creek Bridge (Warren County, Tennessee)
Rated 85% with 2 votes
Two-span arch bridge over West Fork Hickory Creek on NFA A425
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1922 by the Nashville Bridge Company, a company that more commonly built truss bridges rather than concrete arches
Tennessee Southern Railroad Elk River Bridge (Giles County, Tennessee)
Rated 84% with 4 votes
Through truss bridge over Elk River on Tennessee Southern Railroad in Prospect
Closed to all traffic
Old Center Point Road Bridge (Giles County, Tennessee)
Rated 84% with 2 votes
Abandoned bridge over Bradshaw Creek on an old alignment of Center Point Rd
Derelict/abandoned
CSX - Ivydell bridge (Campbell County, Tennessee)
Rated 83% with 3 votes
Bridge over Ivydell Road and Big Creek on CSXT Railroad
Open to railroad traffic
Hurricane Bridge (De Kalb County, Tennessee)
Rated 83% with 2 votes
One 4-span Warren deck truss bridge over Caney Fork River on State Highway 56
Open to traffic, currently undergoing renovation, traffic reduced to one lane with signals
Built 1949; rehabilitated 1977, undergoing rehabilitation 2011
NS Little Chucky Creek Stone Arch (Greene County, Tennessee)
Rated 83% with 3 votes
Stone arch bridge over Little Chucky Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1858
Old Hooker Road Bridge (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Rated 83% with 4 votes
Abandoned polygonal Warren pony truss bridge over Chattanooga Creek on old alignment of Hooker Road
Abandoned
Bypassed by new bridge in 1985
Natural Bridge (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Rated 83% with 2 votes
60-foot long natural bridge, 15 feet high over unnamed dry branch
Open to pedestrians
This natural bridge is in a dry branch ravine behind the Church of the Good Shepherd, just up from the Scenic Highway Bridge on Lookout Mountain in Tennessee
Mt Zion Swinging Bridge (Lawrence County, Tennessee)
Rated 83% with 2 votes
Pedestrian Bridge over Sugar Creek
Open to pedestrians
Built ca.1950; Rehabilitated ca.2011
South Windrow Road Bridge (Rutherford County, Tennessee)
Rated 83% with 2 votes
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over West Fork Stones River on South Windrow Road
Abandoned
German Creek Bridge (Grainger County, Tennessee)
Rated 82% with 3 votes
Cantilevered through truss bridge over German Creek on State Highway 375
Open to traffic
Built 1941, one of four cantilevered through truss bridges built after TVA dams impounded rivers in East Tennessee
Tanksley Bridge (Humphreys County, Tennessee)
Rated 82% with 2 votes
Abandoned through truss bridge over Duck River on former State Route 13
Abandoned with one span destroyed by flooding
Built 1904 by the Nashville Bridge Co.; bypassed by a new bridge in 1980; one span destroyed by flooding May 2010
CFWR - Rock Island Bridge (Warren County, Tennessee)
Rated 82% with 3 votes
Warren deck truss bridge over Caney Fork River on Caney Fork & Western Railroad
Open to traffic
Stinking Creek Bridge No. 2 (Campbell County, Tennessee)
Rated 81% with 2 votes
Concrete arch bridge over Stinking Creek on Laurel Branch Road
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1930
Backbone Rock (Johnson County, Tennessee)
Rated 81% with 6 votes
Tunnel under Backbone Rock on TN 133 between Damascus VA and Shady Valley TN, Tennessee
Open to traffic
Cut in 1901, taken over by Park Service.
Old Lane Branch Road Bridge (Lincoln County, Tennessee)
Rated 81% with 2 votes
Stone arch bridge over Lane Branch on an abandoned portion of Lane Branch Road
Closed to all traffic
Built 1926, replacement bridge built in 1981 but county left the old bridge in place.
Mount Olive Bridge (Perry County, Tennessee)
Rated 81% with 7 votes
Abandoned through truss bridge over Buffalo River on Old TN Highway 13
Abandoned
Built 1913
CSX - Hiwassee River Bridge (Polk County, Tennessee)
Rated 81% with 3 votes
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Hiwassee River on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic
Hatfield Bridge (Sequatchie County, Tennessee)
Rated 81% with 2 votes
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Sequatchie River
Abandoned
Built 1893, as an alternative to a timber bridge and another iron bridge proposed for this crossing
South Cross Creeks Bridge (Stewart County, Tennessee)
Rated 81% with 2 votes
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over South Cross Creek
Abandoned
Built 1902 by the American Bridge Company
Old Mulberry Bridge (Lincoln County, Tennessee)
Rated 80% with 2 votes
Camelback through truss bridge over Elk River on Quarter Road
Open to traffic
Built 1901 by the American Bridge Company, Abandoned 1970, 1991 Rehabilitated and reopened
Ellis Cove Bridge (Marion County, Tennessee)
Rated 80% with 3 votes
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Battle Creek
Abandoned
Built 1891, relocated to Ellis Cove Road about 1930
L&N - Duck River Bridge (Marshall County, Tennessee)
Rated 80% with 2 votes
Warren through truss bridge over Duck River in Northern Marshall County
Open to traffic
Built 1913;
Duckberg Road Overpass (Lawrence County, Tennessee)
Rated 79% with 2 votes
Pony truss bridge over Tennessee Southern Railroad on Duckberg Road
Open to traffic
Built 1942
Sowell Mill Bridge (Maury County, Tennessee)
Rated 79% with 2 votes
Arch bridge over Duck River on Sowell Mill Pike (NFA 1903) in Columbia
Open to traffic
Built 1925
Natchez Trace Birdsong Hollow Arch Bridge (Williamson County, Tennessee)
Rated 79% with 19 votes
Concrete double-arch segmental bridge on the Natchez Trace Parkway at Birdsong Hollow in Williamson County Tennessee
Open to traffic
Built 1995 to bridge the gap over the Little South Fork of the Harpeth River and State Highway 96, one of the last segments to be built on the Natchez Trace Parkway
McBee Bridge (Knox County, Tennessee)
Rated 78% with 3 votes
Spectacular Concrete Open-Spandrel Through Arch (Tied Arch) bridge over Holston River on County Road 1262
Open to traffic
1931
Kings Mill Bridge (Meigs County, Tennessee)
Rated 78% with 6 votes
Pratt through truss bridge over Sewee Creek on Big Sewee Road
Open to traffic
Built 1884 by the Champion Bridge Co.
Hammond Memorial Bridge (Sullivan County, Tennessee)
Rated 78% with 3 votes
Three-span open spandrel concrete arch bridge over South Holston River on State Highway 36 (southbound)
Structurally deficient, meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is
Built 1929 to replace an earlier steel truss bridge near the old Pactolus Ferry; later converted to southbound traffic after parallel bridge built in 1969
Collins River Bridge (Warren County, Tennessee)
Rated 78% with 5 votes
Parker through truss bridge over Collins River on Old TN 287
Closed to all traffic
Larger of the truss spans once apart of the Hyde's Ferry Bridge (Bordeaux) Bridge in Davidson County, but the Nashville Bridge Co. relocated one of the truss spans to the Collins River site in 1924 to be apart of the Collins River Bridge.
NS - Tennessee River Bridge (Knoxville) (Knox County, Tennessee)
Rated 77% with 3 votes
Pratt through truss bridge, with Warren deck truss approaches over Tennessee River, Neyland Drive on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Open to traffic
Built piers Pre-Civil War, covered wood main span completed 1867, steel pin joints installed 1903
NS - Tributary of Chestnut Creek Arch (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Rated 76% with 3 votes
Brick and stone arch bridge over tributary of Chestnut Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic
Built around 1900
Smalling Bridge (Carter County, Tennessee)
Rated 75% with 2 votes
Pratt through truss bridge over Watauga River on Smalling Road
Open to traffic, one-lane bridge
Built 1941
Time Line Bridge (Piney Creek Bridge) (Cumberland County, Tennessee)
Rated 75% with 2 votes
Concrete open spandrel deck arch bridge (3 spandrel ribs) over Piney Creek on U.S. 70
Open to traffic
Built 1929-31; rehabilitated 1978
Old US 70 N Spring Creek Bridge (Wilson County, Tennessee)
Rated 75% with 2 votes
Luten arch bridge over Spring Creek on an abandoned alignment of US 70 N
Open to traffic on a private farm road
Hannah Ward Bridge (Giles County, Tennessee)
Rated 74% with 8 votes
Abandoned pennsylvania through truss bridge over Elk River on Hannah Ward Bridge Road
Abandoned
Built 1902, abandoned as a "Historic Ruin" in 1988.
Neal Branch Bridge (Wilson County, Tennessee)
Rated 74% with 2 votes
Arch bridge over Neal Branch on NFA A282
Open to traffic
Built 1915
Duck River Bridge (Bedford County, Tennessee)
Rated 73% with 2 votes
Two-span Warren pony truss bridge over Duck River on FAU 130 in Shelbyville
Open to traffic
Built 1934
Hill Avenue Arch Bridge (Knox County, Tennessee)
Rated 73% with 4 votes
Concrete open-spandrel arch bridge over First Creek in Knoxville on Hill Ave.
Undergoing restoration with structural repairs and new deck
Obion River Bridge (Obion County, Tennessee)
Rated 73% with 4 votes
Through truss bridge over Obion River on old TN 211 at Obion
Closed to all traffic about 1990
Built 1928 and operated as toll bridge until 1939
Little Chucky Creek Bridge (Greene County, Tennessee)
Rated 72% with 2 votes
Arch bridge over Little Chucky Creek on NFA A988 in Greeneville
Open to traffic
Built 1921
Riley Adcock Rd Bridge (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Rated 71% with 2 votes
Pratt pony truss bridge on Riley Adcock Rd
Open to traffic
Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Rated 71% with 3 votes
Deck girder bridge over Cumberland River on Shelby Bottoms Greenway
Open to pedestrians only
Built 2007
Bridge over Incline (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Rated 71% with 3 votes
Beam bridge over Lookout Mountain Incline Railway on Lookout Mountain Scenic Hwy. / Tenn. 148
Open to traffic
Built 1970
Abandoned SQVR - Overpass (Marion County, Tennessee)
Rated 71% with 4 votes
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Abandoned Sequatchie Valley Railroad on Abandoned Railroad
Abandoned
Abandoned 1909