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NERR - Caney Fork River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by J.P.

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BH Photo #154445

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Caney Fork River on former Tennessee Central Railway
Location
Smith County, Tennessee, and Putnam County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1907
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Railroads
- Nashville & Eastern Railroad (NERR)
- Tennessee Central Railway (TC)
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.13775, -85.80312   (decimal degrees)
36°08'16" N, 85°48'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/607686/3999890 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Buffalo Valley
Inventory number
BH 44033 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 25, 2016: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: added design for 1 truss
  • August 25, 2010: Updated by James McCray: added bridge to name
  • April 17, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • February 6, 2010: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

NERR - Caney Fork River Bridge
Posted February 15, 2016, by Rachel (ms_key23 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I went today to photograph this bridge. The best view is from there st area ramp. However, I was told by the guy working the rest area that all the property surrounding it was private and there is no way to the bridge. I wanted to confirm this with you. Obviously you went into the bridge itself to photograph. Is this ok for the public to do? I don't want to go to jail for trespassing. Thanks!!

NERR - Caney Fork River Bridge
Posted February 15, 2016, by Rachel (ms_key23 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I went today to photograph this bridge. The best view is from there st area ramp. However, I was told by the guy working the rest area that all the property surrounding it was private and there is no way to the bridge. I wanted to confirm this with you. Obviously you went into the bridge itself to photograph. Is this ok for the public to do? I don't want to go to jail for trespassing. Thanks!!

NERR - Caney Fork River Bridge
Posted March 2, 2015, by Richard Morris (rmorris52 [at] twlakes [dot] net)

The western-most span has been reinforced by having piles driven into the ground under it. I've been across it on an excursion run by the Tennessee Central Museum in Nashville, and they take the bridge slowly. There has been an effort by city and county officials to get funding to rehab the bridge but had seen nothing in the last couple of months on that.

NERR - Caney Fork River Bridge
Posted February 25, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

FYI, only two spans were built in 1907, they replaced a swing span based on the piers. Only these spans are confirmed Virginia Bridge and Iron. The remaining fixed spans are older pin-connected spans, and unknown builder and age, likely the same as the swing span.

Caney Fork River Bridge
Posted May 4, 2011, by J.P.

I was going through my photos, when I realized a couple things, the side of the bridge I was able to photograph had laced end posts. If you look at the last picture from above, i noticed also the 1st, 3rd, and 4th truss look like they are pin connected.while the 2nd truss seems to be heavier. Also the small truss on the end looks like its only 3 maybe 4 panels. sorry i know random.