Tennessee Website Statistics

All Bridges

  • Total listed Tennessee bridges: 1,007
  • Bridges with photos: 705 (70.0%)
  • Bridges with Street View: 512 (50.8%)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 999 (99.2%)

  • Total photos: 12,203

Extant Bridges

  • Extant bridges: 813 (80.7% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 580 (71.3% of extant)
  • Bridges with Street View: 437 (53.8% of extant)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 807 (99.3% of extant)

Lost Bridges

  • Lost bridges: 161 (16.0% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 105 (65.2% of lost)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 159 (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: 270 (26.8%)
    • Deck arch: 228 (22.6%)
      • Brick arch: 2 (0.2%)
      • Closed-spandrel arch: 148 (14.7%)
      • Luten arch: 14 (1.4%)
      • Open-spandrel arch: 11 (1.1%)
      • Ribbed closed-spandrel arch: 9 (0.9%)
      • Steel arch: 3 (0.3%)
      • Stone arch: 25 (2.5%)
    • Through arch: 8 (0.8%)
      • Concrete through arch: 2 (0.2%)
      • Steel through arch: 4 (0.4%)

  • Beam: 204 (20.3%)
    • Stringer: 104 (10.3%)
      • Concrete stringer: 9 (0.9%)
      • Steel stringer: 59 (5.9%)
      • Timber stringer: 27 (2.7%)
    • Concrete tee beam: 89 (8.8%)

  • Culvert: 21 (2.1%)
    • Concrete culvert: 5 (0.5%)
    • Stone culvert: 1 (0.10%)

  • Ferry: 4 (0.4%)

  • Rigid frame: 6 (0.6%)
    • Concrete rigid frame: 3 (0.3%)
    • Steel rigid frame: 3 (0.3%)

  • Girder: 80 (7.9%)
    • Deck girder: 52 (5.2%)
      • Concrete deck girder: 9 (0.9%)
      • Deck plate girder: 40 (4.0%)
    • Pony/through girder: 23 (2.3%)
      • Concrete pony/through girder: 3 (0.3%)
      • Pony/through plate girder: 19 (1.9%)

  • Other: 3 (0.3%)

  • Slab: 24 (2.4%)

  • Suspension: 9 (0.9%)
    • Cable-stayed: 2 (0.2%)
    • Wire suspension: 5 (0.5%)

  • Truss: 310 (30.8%)
    • Bedstead pony truss: 4 (0.4%)
      • Bedstead Pratt pony truss: 3 (0.3%)
      • Bedstead Warren pony truss: 1 (0.10%)
    • Deck truss: 20 (2.0%)
      • Baltimore deck truss: 1 (0.10%)
      • Double-intersection Warren deck truss: 1 (0.10%)
      • Pratt deck truss: 5 (0.5%)
      • Warren deck truss: 10 (1.0%)
        • Warren deck truss with all verticals: 1 (0.10%)
    • Modern truss: 4 (0.4%)
      • Modern through truss: 4 (0.4%)
        • Modern bowstring pony truss: 3 (0.3%)
        • Modern Pratt pony truss: 1 (0.10%)
    • Pony truss: 71 (7.1%)
      • Double-intersection Warren pony truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Howe pony truss: 1 (0.10%)
      • Kingpost pony truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Polygonal Warren pony truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Pratt pony truss: 26 (2.6%)
      • Half-hip Pratt pony truss: 5 (0.5%)
      • Queenpost pony truss: 1 (0.10%)
      • Warren pony truss: 22 (2.2%)
        • Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 3 (0.3%)
        • Warren pony truss with all verticals: 1 (0.10%)
    • Through truss: 209 (20.8%)
      • Baltimore through truss: 3 (0.3%)
      • Bowstring through truss: 1 (0.10%)
      • Burr arch-truss: 1 (0.10%)
      • Camelback through truss: 14 (1.4%)
      • Double-intersection Warren through truss: 1 (0.10%)
      • Howe through truss: 6 (0.6%)
      • K-Parker through truss: 1 (0.10%)
      • K-Truss through truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Kingpost through truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Lattice through truss: 1 (0.10%)
        • Quadrangular lattice through truss: 1 (0.10%)
      • Parker through truss: 27 (2.7%)
      • Pennsylvania through truss: 8 (0.8%)
      • Polygonal Warren through truss: 10 (1.0%)
        • Polygonal Warren through truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.10%)
        • Polygonal Warren through truss with sub-panels: 1 (0.10%)
        • Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals: 2 (0.2%)
      • Pratt through truss: 71 (7.1%)
      • Queenpost through truss: 1 (0.10%)
      • Warren through truss: 39 (3.9%)
        • Warren through truss with sub-panels: 1 (0.10%)
        • Warren through truss with all verticals: 14 (1.4%)
      • Whipple through truss: 2 (0.2%)

  • Tunnel: 43 (4.3%)

  • Unknown: 33 (3.3%)