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Doe River Covered Bridge 42-10-01


3rd Street Covered Bridge

Just downriver and past small dam on the Doe River

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in July 2008


BH Photo #118488

Street View 


The bridge is one of only a few covered bridges in the United States that survives in an urban setting.

-- Historic American Buildings Survey


Covered Timber Howe Truss bridge over Doe River on Walking path in Downtown Elizabethton
Elizabethton, Carter County, Tennessee
Open to pedestrians
Part of the Elizabethton Historic District
- Thomas Matson
Restored continuous covered timber Howe truss
Span length: 134.0 ft.
Total length: 134.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 14, 1973
Also called
Elizabethton Covered Bridge
3rd Street Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.34658, -82.21400   (decimal degrees)
36°20'48" N, 82°12'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/391063/4023074 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 73001754 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 36947 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 5, 2018: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • October 1, 2018: New photos from Timothy and Joann Phillips
  • March 29, 2016: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • February 22, 2016: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • December 24, 2014: New Street View added by Dave King
  • April 10, 2014: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • August 19, 2013: New photo from Michael Miller
  • September 3, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Common name,truss type,builder
  • February 24, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • July 27, 2008: Added by Calvin Sneed


  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HABS TN-224 - Elizabethton Covered Bridge, Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, Carter County, TN
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Timothy and Joann Phillips
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net


3rd Street Covered Bridge
Posted September 3, 2009, by Steven Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I've walked this bridge. Used to have a lady friend who lives in Bristol TN, and when I was on vacation seeing her we went to this bridge. The pictures don't do it justice.