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Martha Gallatin Bridge


Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000


BH Photo #149132


Street View 


Lost Through truss bridge over Cumberland River on TN 109 in Gallatin
Wilson County, Tennessee, and Sumner County, Tennessee
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1954; Demolished 2014
Warren through truss with all verticals
Length of largest span: 316.9 ft.
Total length: 1,373.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.33874, -86.43656   (decimal degrees)
36°20'19" N, 86°26'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/550563/4021668 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
TN 95SR1090009 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32735 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 84.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 3, 2020: Updated by Nick Boppel: Added category "Replaced by UCEB"
  • October 5, 2019: New photos from Philip Walker
  • March 18, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • March 1, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • March 23, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • November 14, 2009: New photos from J.P.
  • April 16, 2009: Updated by Lee: County line crossing


  • Lee Horn
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Luke
  • Philip Walker


Cumberland River Bridge
Posted April 25, 2014, by William (wmmardis [at] aol [dot] com)

It is now gone! This bridge was the first memory I had of moving here. I have a picture of it shortly after original construction when it just crossed the river channel (no lake yet). Never got the follow up picture before it was taken down.

Cumberland River Bridge
Posted April 7, 2014, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

crazy thought here, is that just a couple months ago a member of the department of transportation asked me for a photo of this bridge to frame for their bosses wall and one for them at home.

Cumberland River Bridge
Posted April 7, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Last chance to see this bridge. The deck is already coming off!

Cumberland River Bridge
Posted March 18, 2014, by Cam Cornelius (videocam [at] gmail [dot] com)

Lets try to save this bridge!


Cumberland River Bridge
Posted January 14, 2013, by John R Latimer (latimers00 [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

I was in the area working and crossed this bridge last week. It is a marvelous old truss. If you want to see it you better go in the next couple of months,because there is a UCEB right next to it,going up fast. It will be another in a long line of trusses destroyed by the state of Tennessee,which is by far the worst state in the union to live in, if you favor historical bridge preservation.

Cumberland River Bridge
Posted July 14, 2010, by Calvin Sneed (us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The pictures of this magnificent structure are fantastic!