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Cheek's Tavern Bridge

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Overview

This bridge is apart of the Louisville to Nashville Turnpike, a toll road built for stage coaches that eventually became Dixie Highway and US 31.

Photo taken by James McCray

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Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Red River on Old US 31, (Dixie Highway/Louisville to Nashville Turnpike)
Location
Robertson County, Tennessee
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built ca. 1841 as part of the Louisville to Nashville Turnpike, a toll road for stage coaches.
Design
Two span dry stone masonry arch bridge
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.57152, -86.60986   (decimal degrees)
36°34'17" N, 86°36'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/534906/4047412 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Portland
Inventory number
BH 43638 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 7, 2012: Updated by James McCray: Added category "US 31"
  • December 13, 2011: Updated by James McCray: Added category "Civil War"
  • March 13, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • November 17, 2009: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com