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CFWR - Collins River Railroad Bridge


Pratt deck truss bridge over Collins River on Caney Fork and Western Railroad
Warren County, Tennessee
Open to traffic
- Caney Fork & Western Railroad (CFWR)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (LN)
- Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway (NC&StL)
Warren deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.70836, -85.73719   (decimal degrees)
35°42'30" N, 85°44'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/614234/3952337 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cardwell Mountain
Inventory number
BH 54285 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 19, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Removed category "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad"
  • November 4, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Railroad", "Caney Fork & Western Railroad", "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad"


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com


Collins River Railroad Bridge
Posted July 31, 2017, by Timothy Jones (DT1712 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The bridge is a Warren deck style bridge approx. 450 feet long. It was built shortly after the Civil War, about 1870. It is suspect that it was built by the Memphis & Charleston Railroad, which is the same company that built the bridge at Rock Island, Tenn. in 1871-72, across the Caney Fork River. The Nashville, Chattanooga, & St. Louis bought the McMinnville & Manchester from the M&C in 1877 and completed the line from McMinnville to Sparta by 1884.