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US61 Nonconnah Creek Bridge


Side view from the South

Photo taken by David Backlin in April 2009


BH Photo #137103

Street View 


Through truss bridge over Nonconnah Creek and Illinois Central Railroad on US 61 (TN 14) just south of I-55 in Memphis
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
Open to traffic
Built 1929
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Parker through truss, with K-panels (K-Hybrid)
Length of largest span: 141.7 ft.
Total length: 787.2 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.1 ft.
Also called
Third Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.07417, -90.05778   (decimal degrees)
35°04'27" N, 90°03'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/768280/3885228 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Southwest Memphis
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
TN 79SR0140006 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32702 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 12.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 9, 2022: New photo from Bambi Sharkoman
  • April 11, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • April 13, 2009: New photos from David Backlin
  • April 9, 2009: Updated by David Backlin: Revised description



Nonconnah Creek US 61 Bridge
Posted September 16, 2013, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

They may be planning to replace this bridge, but it's still there now. I drove past on I-55 and saw it - but most annoyingly I was unable to take the time to get any closer. Real life is getting in the way of my hobby! *grrrr*

Nonconnah Creek US 61 Bridge
Posted April 11, 2010, by D. W. Adams (weetbixmarmite [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I drove over this bridge last weekend on my way to the self-service salvage yard and decided to stop and take some pictures. The truss is actually over the railroad yard, but another span of the bridge crosses the creek. This bridge seems to have a near-twin on Highway 100 over the Harpeth River southwest of Nashville, built the same year.

Nonconnah Creek US 61 Bridge
Posted September 14, 2009, by Matthew (blklthrtn [at] aol [dot] com)

The state has decided that they will be replacing both of these bridges as of a news release on 09/11/2009