Tennessee Website Statistics

All Bridges

  • Total listed Tennessee bridges: 1,164
  • Bridges with photos: 815 (70.0%)
  • Bridges with Street View: 575 (49.4%)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 1,157 (99.4%)

  • Total photos: 12,827

Extant Bridges

  • Extant bridges: 934 (80.2% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 585 (62.6% of extant)
  • Bridges with Street View: 481 (51.5% of extant)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 929 (99.5% of extant)

Lost Bridges

  • Lost bridges: 171 (14.7% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 111 (64.9% of lost)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 169 (98.8% of lost)

Oldest Listed Bridges

  1. Old Town Bridge (Williamson County, built 1801, replaced by new bridge)
  2. ET&G - Loudon Bridge (Loudon County, built 1850, destroyed by fire)
  3. CSX - Boiling Fork Stone Arch Bridge (Franklin County, built 1851, open to traffic)
  4. NS Little Chucky Creek Stone Arch (Greene County, built 1858, open to traffic)
  5. L&N - Cumberland Swing Bridge (Old Civil War Version) (Davidson County, built 1858, unknown status)
  6. Old Stone Bridge (Lincoln County, built 1861, destroyed by flood)
  7. L&N - Cumberland River Triangular Truss (Davidson County, built 1866, replaced by new bridge)
  8. Harrisburg Covered Bridge 42-78-01 (Sevier County, built 1875, open to traffic)
  9. Gay Street Viaduct (Knox County, built 1876, open to traffic)
  10. Cowley Bridge (Lincoln County, built 1878, open to pedestrians)

By Design

  • Arch: 274 (23.5%)
    • Deck arch: 232 (19.9%)
      • Brick arch: 2 (0.2%)
      • Closed-spandrel arch: 149 (12.8%)
      • Luten arch: 15 (1.3%)
      • Open-spandrel arch: 11 (0.9%)
      • Ribbed closed-spandrel arch: 9 (0.8%)
      • Steel arch: 3 (0.3%)
      • Stone arch: 27 (2.3%)
    • Through arch: 8 (0.7%)
      • Concrete through arch: 2 (0.2%)
      • Steel through arch: 4 (0.3%)

  • Beam: 301 (25.9%)
    • Stringer: 132 (11.3%)
      • Concrete stringer: 12 (1.0%)
      • Steel stringer: 69 (5.9%)
      • Timber stringer: 29 (2.5%)
    • Concrete tee beam: 148 (12.7%)

  • Culvert: 43 (3.7%)
    • Concrete culvert: 12 (1.0%)
    • Stone culvert: 1 (0.09%)

  • Ferry: 4 (0.3%)

  • Rigid frame: 7 (0.6%)
    • Concrete rigid frame: 4 (0.3%)
    • Steel rigid frame: 3 (0.3%)

  • Girder: 89 (7.6%)
    • Deck girder: 56 (4.8%)
      • Concrete deck girder: 9 (0.8%)
      • Deck plate girder: 44 (3.8%)
    • Pony/through girder: 24 (2.1%)
      • Concrete pony/through girder: 3 (0.3%)
      • Pony/through plate girder: 20 (1.7%)

  • Other: 4 (0.3%)

  • Slab: 28 (2.4%)

  • Suspension: 11 (0.9%)
    • Cable-stayed: 2 (0.2%)
    • Wire suspension: 7 (0.6%)

  • Truss: 314 (27.0%)
    • Bedstead pony truss: 4 (0.3%)
      • Bedstead Pratt pony truss: 3 (0.3%)
      • Bedstead Warren pony truss: 1 (0.09%)
    • Deck truss: 21 (1.8%)
      • Baltimore deck truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Double-intersection Warren deck truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Fink deck truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Pratt deck truss: 5 (0.4%)
      • Warren deck truss: 10 (0.9%)
        • Warren deck truss with all verticals: 1 (0.09%)
    • Modern truss: 4 (0.3%)
      • Modern pony truss: 4 (0.3%)
        • Modern bowstring pony truss: 3 (0.3%)
        • Modern Pratt pony truss: 1 (0.09%)
    • Pony truss: 73 (6.3%)
      • Double-intersection Warren pony truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Howe pony truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Kingpost pony truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Polygonal Warren pony truss: 2 (0.2%)
        • Polygonal Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.09%)
      • Pratt pony truss: 26 (2.2%)
      • Half-hip Pratt pony truss: 5 (0.4%)
      • Queenpost pony truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Warren pony truss: 22 (1.9%)
        • Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 4 (0.3%)
        • Warren pony truss with all verticals: 1 (0.09%)
    • Through truss: 210 (18.0%)
      • Baltimore through truss: 3 (0.3%)
      • Bowstring through truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Burr arch-truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Camelback through truss: 15 (1.3%)
      • Double-intersection Warren through truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Howe through truss: 6 (0.5%)
      • K-Parker through truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • K-Truss through truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Kingpost through truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Lattice through truss: 1 (0.09%)
        • Quadrangular lattice through truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Parker through truss: 27 (2.3%)
      • Pennsylvania through truss: 8 (0.7%)
      • Polygonal Warren through truss: 10 (0.9%)
        • Polygonal Warren through truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.09%)
        • Polygonal Warren through truss with sub-panels: 1 (0.09%)
        • Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals: 2 (0.2%)
      • Pratt through truss: 69 (5.9%)
      • Queenpost through truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Warren through truss: 40 (3.4%)
        • Warren through truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.09%)
        • Warren through truss with sub-panels: 1 (0.09%)
        • Warren through truss with all verticals: 14 (1.2%)
      • Whipple through truss: 2 (0.2%)

  • Tunnel: 44 (3.8%)

  • Unknown: 45 (3.9%)