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Old Stone Bridge



This bridge is apart of the old Louisville and Nashville Turnpike. For more information about the L&N Turnpike and bridges see the "Bridges to the Past" bridge pictures/info which are located in the KY/Hardin County group.

Photo taken by James McCray


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Stone arch bridge over Mansker Creek on Old Stone Bridge Road (Former Louisville and Nashville Turnpike) in Goodlettsville
Goodlettsville, Davidson County, Tennessee, and Sumner County, Tennessee
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1837-1849 as part of the Louisville & Nashville Turnpike
Stone arch
Length of largest span: 24.9 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 19.4 ft.
Also called
Mansker Creek bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.33820, -86.71698   (decimal degrees)
36°20'18" N, 86°43'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/525398/4021498 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
TN 190E2240001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 36432 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 90.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 1, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • April 8, 2012: New Street View added by James McCray
  • December 13, 2011: Updated by James McCray: Added category "Civil War"
  • July 4, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge is actually on the Davidson-Sumner County Line
  • January 2, 2009: Updated by James McCray: Updated GPS coordinates
  • March 31, 2008: New photos from James McCray
  • March 28, 2008: Added by James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net


Old Stone Bridge
Posted September 10, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Per a phone conversation with a city employee 10 Sep 19, the bridge is public right of way and open for vehicles and pedestrians. The signs are possibly placed by owners of commercial property down the dead end road attempting to discourage prowlers.

Old Stone Bridge
Posted September 8, 2019, by Philip C Walker (pcwalker [dot] tx [at] gmail [dot] com)

I went there with a friend who, amazingly enough, also likes looking at old roadways and bridges. Same thing as mentioned by the previous commenter. No trespassing signs littered all about.

*Note: Nothing contained herein should be construed as legal advice. Contact the proper authorities before continuing on you adventures.

The Davidson County side is owned by the city of Goodlettsville, strangely enough. I'd be willing to bet if the city posted those signs, they didn't want the liability from anyone visiting or traveling down that roadway and visiting the bridge if something were to happen. Since Goodlettsville is a cross-county political subdivision, it likely is responsible for the Sumner County side as well.

Old Stone Bridge
Posted December 28, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge appears to have an NBI listing implying it is owned by the city (ie the public, taxpayers, etc). However site visit reveals numerous No Trespassing signs posted BEFORE the bridge. Maybe the road after the bridge is private, but it is not appropriate for anyone to post such signs if, as the NBI suggests, this bridge is owned, inspected, and maintained by a public agency using taxpayer dollars. The signs mislead visitors into believing that it is unlawful to visit this bridge, which is not true if its owned by a public agency.