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Old Town Bridge


Dry laid stone bridge abutments of the Brown / Donalson Creek Bridge at the Harpeth River. Built by the US Government in 1801 to facilitate Travel on the lower River route of Natchez Trace. This is also the site of a highly developed Indian village

Panoramio user Frank Tuttle

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Bridge at Old Town spanning Brown's Creeks on the Natchez Trace, Williamson County is one of the oldest remaining man-made bridges in Tennessee. The structure consisted of massive masonry abutments with a short pole bridge suspended between them. Pole bridges were probably the most common type of bridge erected in frontier days and are still used today for simple county bridges. These bridges consist merely of poles (trees or logs) extending from one abutment to another with a deck of saplings or planks laid across the poles. (TDOT)


Lost Bridge over Brown Creek on Old Natchez Trace
Williamson County, Tennessee
Replaced by a new bridge; Limestone abutments remain
Built 1801
- U.S. Army of Washington, D.C.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 13, 1988
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.99605, -86.93601   (decimal degrees)
35°59'46" N, 86°56'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/505767/3983512 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Leipers Fork
Inventory numbers
NRHP 88000325 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 62670 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

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  • August 26, 2014: New Street View added by Dave King