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Collins River Bridge



Photo taken by James McCray


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The largest main truss of this bridge was relocated from the old Hyde's Ferry (Bordeaux) Bridge (1887-1917) in Nashville over the Cumberland River. The Nashville Bridge Co. relocated the span to its present location in 1924. The other remaining truss span of the old Hyde's Ferry Bridge was located in western Davidson County on an abandoned alignment of TN 100 (Old Harding Road). See the Old TN 100 Bridge in Davidson County for more info. (**TN100 span destroyed by flooding in 2010.)


Parker through truss bridge over Collins River on Old TN 287
Warren County, Tennessee
Closed to all traffic
Larger of the truss spans once a part of the Hyde's Ferry Bridge (Bordeaux) Bridge in Davidson County, but the Nashville Bridge Co. relocated one of the truss spans to the Collins River site in 1924 to be apart of the Collins River Bridge.
- Mt. Vernon Bridge Co. of Mt. Vernon, Ohio (1887 Parker span)
- Nashville Bridge Co. of Nashville, Tennessee (Relocation and additional spans)
Bridge consists of two steel stringer approaches, one on either end; two warren pony truss approaches, one on either end; and two main spans consisting of Parker Trusses.
Length of largest span: 246.1 ft.
Total length: 654.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.79983, -85.62020   (decimal degrees)
35°47'59" N, 85°37'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/624675/3962625 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
TN 890Z0010001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 44055 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 2, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 2, 2011: Updated by J.P.: added nbi data from 1992
  • August 15, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added additional builder and updated other information
  • June 9, 2010: New Street View added by Eddie Douthitt
  • February 23, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • February 9, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • February 8, 2010: Added by James McCray



Collins River Bridge
Posted November 7, 2016, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

why is the house built so close to approach? great pics!

Collins River Bridge
Posted January 28, 2016, by Rock Island State Park

We are again seeking help to support this bridge. There has been some more recent interest in repairing and stabilizing for a pedestrian walkway. We hope to bring in the unique history of the structure as well. If you have a support in any form related to this idea, please let it be known and/or contact us.


Collins River Bridge
Posted June 24, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Collins River Bridge
Posted August 31, 2010, by Rock Island

If anyone has information about any grant money that could help the park stabilize this historic bridge & maybe upgrade it to allow pedestrian access, please contact Rock Island State Park at 931-686-2471.

Collins River Bridge
Posted June 8, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

That's great news. This bridge is one of the most unusual and important bridges in the state.

Collins River Bridge
Posted June 8, 2010, by J.P.

received an email back from park officials finally about this bridge and the flooding did not affect it.