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Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail - Sycamore Creek Bridge

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Overview

The Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail Bridge is an old railroad bridge preserved as a pedestrian bridge on a hiking trail.

Photo taken by James McCray

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Description 

Span length looks to be around 225' using Google Maps measuring tool.

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Sycamore Creek on Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail (Formerly Tennessee Central Railway), a "Rails to Trails" project in Ashland City, TN.
Location
Ashland City, Cheatham County, Tennessee
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1901 by the American Bridge Co.; converted into a pedestrian trail in 1997
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroad
- Tennessee Central Railway (TC)
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 225.0 ft.
Total length: 550.0 ft.
Also called
TC - Sycamore Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.30740, -87.13108   (decimal degrees)
36°18'27" N, 87°07'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/488232/4018052 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cheatham Dam
Inventory number
BH 36459 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 18, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Corrected span length
  • August 4, 2008: Updated by James McCray: updated gps coordinates
  • April 16, 2008: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Paul Plassman