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Hindman Ferry Bridge

Description 

Shown in a 1937 flood photo labeled Hindman Ferry Bridge. https://memphislibrary.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection...

A 1900 map of the area shows Hindman Ferry Road and a crossing here. https://tales.rbyrd.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/frayser19...

Bridge was declared unsafe in 1949, is visible in the 1963 Historic Aerials view, and is not shown in the 1965 Northwest Memphis 7.5' quad.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Wolf River on Hindman Ferry Road
Location
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
Status
Removed but not replaced
Design
Parker through truss between Pratt trusses.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.18623, -90.01664   (decimal degrees)
35°11'10" N, 90°00'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/771659/3897773 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
200 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 91033 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Lost (30,084)
Memphis, Tennessee (57)
Parker through truss (1,421)
Parker truss (1,816)
Pratt through truss (6,237)
Pratt truss (10,555)
Shelby County, Tennessee (68)
Tennessee (1,277)
Through truss (17,911)
Truss (36,838)

Update Log 

  • October 25, 2020: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com