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Paris Landing Bridge



Submitted by David Backlin

BH Photo #133755



A section (Pratt truss approach section) of this bridge remains as a memorial to the original bridge in the Scott Fitzhugh Bridge Pavilion in Paris Landing State Park Marina. For more info see: http://bridgehunter.com/tn/stewart/bh52847/


Partially lost through truss bridge over Tennessee River on TN 76
Henry County, Tennessee, and Stewart County, Tennessee
Bridge replaced by new bridge but one original truss section has been retained, relocated, and preserved as part of the Scott Fitzhugh Bridge Pavilion in the Paris Landing State Park Marina
Built 1927; Dedicated September 1st 1930; replaced 1992, one truss section preserved and relocated to the Scott Fitzhugh Bridge Pavilion in Paris Landing State Park Marina
Warren (Camelback) through truss
Length of largest span: 365.0 ft.
Total length: 4,734.0 ft. (0.9 mi.)
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Scott Fitzhugh Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.44167, -88.06667   (decimal degrees)
36°26'30" N, 88°04'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/404401/4033466 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paris Landing
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
TN 40SR0760021 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32566 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 25, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • April 8, 2013: Updated by John R Latimer: Carries TN 79 not TN 76
  • July 9, 2012: Updated by James McCray: Updated various info on bridge to reflect that it still exists as a part of the Scott Fitzhugh Bridge Pavilion in Paris Landing State Park
  • August 7, 2009: Posted HAER photos
  • February 19, 2009: Updated by David Backlin


  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • HAER TN-39 - Scott Fitzhugh Bridge, Spanning Tennessee River at State Highway 76, Paris, Henry County, TN
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • John R Latimer - latimers00 [at] bellsouth [dot] net
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com


Paris Landing Bridge
Posted July 25, 2016, by Calvin Sneed (us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Historic Marion County bridge and its 2 K-hybrid camelbacks demolished, 2016

Paris Landing Bridge
Posted February 10, 2013, by Gary (Rebel9668 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I remember this bridge very well, and I certainly do not miss it. It was so narrow that everytime you met a tractor-trailer rig on it you had to wonder that you didn't scrape the truck's side or the bridge's side, lol

Paris Landing Bridge
Posted April 27, 2010, by Calvin Sneed (us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

These are not K-Parker through trusses, although the Parker spans do resemble K-Parkers.

In the 1920's and 30's, Tennessee utilized the K-span concept to strengthen the state's longer Parker spans, but for financial reasons, did not incorporate the entire design into the superstructures.

The spans that look like K-Parkers, are actually called "K-hybrids."

This bridge structure is exactly like the Marion Memorial Bridge in Marion County, Tennessee, which is still standing (see listing).

Tennessee did not have any official K-Parker spans.

(Source: T-DOT)