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White Oak Creek Bridge


Overall view of the bridge in its setting, taken from the northwest and looking to the southeast

Photo taken by Martha Carver 2008


BH Photo #239772



Arch bridge over White Oak Creek on NFA 1781
Humphreys County, Tennessee
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1928; Replaced 2012
- Luten Bridge Co. of York, Pennsylvania & Knoxville, Tennessee
Ribbed closed-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 56.1 ft.
Total length: 118.1 ft.
Deck width: 11.4 ft.
Also called
Grice's Ford Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.22694, -87.76639   (decimal degrees)
36°13'37" N, 87°45'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/431125/4009392 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Halls Creek
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
TN 43017810005 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32575 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 84.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 8, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Bridge replaced


  • Martha Carver - martha_carver [at] bellsouth [dot] net
  • Erik Hoffman - norcalroadswebsite [at] gmail [dot] com


White Oak Creek Bridge
Posted October 27, 2015, by Nathan (noemail [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge has since been replaced by a new concrete structure.

White Oak Creek Bridge
Posted February 22, 2009, by Thomas Johnson (tmjohnson5 [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

I live on the property surrounding this bridge. My house is approx 200 ft NW of the bridge on the right side of the roadway. This bridge was destined to be torn down in April 2008 to be replaced with a substantially more efficient structure. It would be nice to build the new structure slightly to the west of the existing one and my Landlord would be more than willing, I am sure to sell the land needed. This bridge is a problem for a lot of vehicles, any over 50 ft in length as it is 90 degrees on and 90 degrees off into a bluff. The bridge is most likely more structurally sound than any other in the county as the center piling goes down to bedrock some 24 ft below the surface of the creek. It is a Double Arch and I have included several pictures I have taken both of the bridge and from the bridge. It is a very common site to see people stopping to take photos of the bridge and the cave about 40 ft from it. It is also common to help Tractor Trailer Rigs while backing up the hill to turn around or letting them turn around in the fields as they unknowingly come upon this obstruction to their travel as it does not show the nature of the bridge on maps. Any questions will gladly be answered. Thomas Johnson, 4223 Tennessee Ridge Rd. Waverly, TN 37185-3939 or tmjohnson5@bellsouth.net or (931)296-1294