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Old TN 100 Bridge



The Old Harding Rd. (Old TN 100) Bridge is the original TN 100 HWY bridge over the South Harpeth River. The bridge is located about 200 yards north of the "new" TN 100 Bridge. This bridge, although located on Old Harding Rd., is posted to be on private property. Anyone having anymore info. on this bridge please leave a comment.

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Lost Parker through truss bridge over South Harpeth River on Old Harding Rd. (Old TN 100) in Nashville
Davidson County, Tennessee
Destroyed by flooding in May 2010
This span was one of four trusses on Nashville's 1889 Bordeaux Bridge over the Cumberland River constructed by the Mt. Vernon Bridge Co.; Relocated in 1917 in current location by the Nashville Bridge Co.
- Mt. Vernon Bridge Co. of Mt. Vernon, Ohio
- Nashville Bridge Co. of Nashville, Tennessee
Parker through truss
Span length: 162.0 ft.
Total length: 162.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Also called
Old Harding Rd. Bridge
Linton Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.02187, -87.02949   (decimal degrees)
36°01'19" N, 87°01'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/497342/3986374 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kingston Springs
Inventory number
BH 36462 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 28, 2010: New photos showing the flood aftermath
  • May 27, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Destroyed by May 2010 flood
  • July 4, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Added history, bridge builders and dimensions
  • August 4, 2008: Updated by James McCray: updated gps coordinates
  • April 17, 2008: Added by James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com


Old TN 100 Bridge
Posted November 15, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thanks for adding these links Eddie! Was good to see the old bridge being enjoyed one last time. Almost as if they were unknowingly having a farewell party for it.

Old TN 100 Bridge
Posted November 15, 2010, by Eddie Douthitt (eddied62 [at] windstream [dot] net)

The music group Fast Ryde filmed a video on this bridge about a month before it was destroyed. Here is a link to the original video and one of them revisiting it after the flood.

Music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVeaRHNheGM&NR=1

Revisit after the flood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJChhYWVUPI

Old TN 100 Bridge
Posted May 28, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

James, I'm thankful that you visited and documented this unique span before it was lost......otherwise myself and many others would have missed out.

That's what this site is all about!

Old TN 100 Bridge
Posted May 28, 2010, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

so did i, my friend.........so did I

well at least its counterpart (collins river bridge) is still there.

it was a beautiful bridge

Old TN 100 Bridge
Posted May 28, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

A tragic loss......I had hoped this bridge might someday be reused.

Old TN 100 Bridge
Posted May 27, 2010, by J.P.

i hope the collins river bridge survived. went with james to see it earlier this year. This was a amazing bridge, by what i seen of its twin on the collins river.

Old TN 100 Bridge
Posted May 27, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It is a shame that this bridge was destroyed by flooding. I wonder if any of it might be salvageable. Hopefully the very similar Collins River Bridge in Warren County, TN remains.

Old TN 100 Bridge
Posted October 18, 2008, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is a real beauty! Very ornate portals, and the unusual slope of the endposts give this bridge an almost "bowstring" appearance. The city of Nashville would be smart to restore this span for trail or recreational use.