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Lebanon Road Stone Arch Bridge


Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000


BH Photo #149155


Street View 


Built as part of improvements to the water works. From the NRHP nomination form:

The bridge was designed by J. A. Jowett, City Engineer and erected by the Foster and Creighton Company in 1888, one of the earliest commissions for that firm. The bridge was abandoned by traffic in 1925 when a new structure was completed to handle heavier demand. However, the bridge continues to support the 36 inch water main and still serves as the means for water to cross Brown's Creek to reach the reservoir [as of 1987].


Stone arch bridge over Brown's Creek on Lebanon Pike
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Abandoned as a road in 1925 but still used to carry water main.
Built 1888
- Foster & Creighton Construction Co. of Nashville, Tennessee (Contractor)
- J.A. Jowett of Nashville, Tennessee (City Engineer)
Brick arch with stone spandrel walls
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 13, 1987
Also called
Lebanon Pike Stone Arch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.15445, -86.74276   (decimal degrees)
36°09'16" N, 86°44'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/523139/4001110 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nashville East
Inventory numbers
NRHP 87000379 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 43621 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 9, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Noted continued use for water main and removed US 70.
  • March 1, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP info & street view
  • April 5, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • November 14, 2009: Added by J.P.


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • NPS listing information - Lebanon Road Stone Arch Bridge
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com


Lebanon Road Stone Arch Bridge
Posted August 9, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

US 70 was commissioned in 1926, so this bridge probably never carried it.

Abandoned US70 Brown Creek Arch Bridge
Posted August 9, 2017, by Bryan Collins (ponyboy [at] usmvmc-tn2 [dot] org)

Went exploring yesterday...found the bridge but couldn't get down to it.... Noticed a homeless person's camp, announced myself and was invited into the campsite... explained what I was trying to figure out and the homeless guy (Danny) showed me the hidden trails to get to the bottom.... So much fun!

(Repaid his kindness with a case of water and some food stuffs)