Sorry for the bluriness of the pics, had to use a lot of zoom and didn't have a tripod with me. This bridge is in an extremely hilly area, this was about as close as we could get.
Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt in November 2010
BH Photo #188559
The Tennessee Historical Commission inventoried this bridge in 1978 and at that time, it still had a bridge plaque indicating it had been built by the Nashville Bridge Company in 1915. The plaque is not visible from the north, and if the plaque remains, it would be on the south end. The county closed the bridge and a short section of road in 1991.
- Abandoned Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Rocky River on abandoned section of Laurelburg Road
- Van Buren County, Tennessee
- Built 1915
- - Nashville Bridge Co. of Nashville, Tennessee
- Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Length of largest span: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 220.2 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +35.72158, -85.58823 (decimal degrees)
35°43'18" N, 85°35'18" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/627689/3953986 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- TN 880A1180001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 47109 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 09/1990)
- Deck condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.7 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 1978)
- August 31, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Added category "Wooden deck" and added "with alternating verticals" to design
- November 26, 2010: Added by Eddie Douthitt
- Eddie Douthitt - eddied1962 [at] charter [dot] net
- Martha Carver - martha_carver [at] bellsouth [dot] net