3 votes

Kettle Mill Bridge


Kettle Mill Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in November 2009


BH Photo #150062


Street View 


Abandoned pennsylvania through truss bridge over Duck River on former Kettle Mills Road
Maury County, Tennessee
Built 1904 by the Nashville Bridge Co.; bypassed by new bridge in 1960; approach span destroyed by May 2010 flood
- Nashville Bridge Co. of Nashville, Tennessee
Main span: Pin-connected modified Pennsylvania Petit through truss
Approach: Pin-connected Pratt half-hip pony truss span (destroyed)
Length of largest span: 222.0 ft.
Total length: 296.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.67624, -87.28918   (decimal degrees)
35°40'34" N, 87°17'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/473830/3948078 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Greenfield Bend
Inventory number
BH 43678 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 27, 2020: Updated by Ben Tate: Based on Google satellite view, the bridge is gone.
  • September 6, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 17, 2013: New photos from Johnny C Barrett
  • January 19, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • May 28, 2010: New photos showing the flood aftermath
  • May 27, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Approach span destroyed by May 2010 flood
  • November 28, 2009: Added by C Hanchey



Kettle Mill Bridge
Posted March 2, 2012, by Stoney bell (Stoney [dot] bell [at] yahoo [dot] com)

There used to be a old grits mill below this bridge. If you looking at the old structure. It would have been behind you. Located just down stream on the left bank. The remains of the old dam can be seen as water passes over it. It spans the duck river. My father and his family used to use the old bridge as children.lightning destroyed the old mill.people from all over the state of tn and some from alabama and mississippi would come here and have there corn turned into flour,grits,and meal. The river at this point froze over in the eightys. A buch of folks were walking across the ice over the water that day. It will be a sad day in stae history when the old bridge disapears witth the memmories of what used to be. There should be a marker here explaning all of these events once it is gone to preserve the history of the bridge and mill.

Kettle Mill Bridge
Posted November 28, 2009, by Todd (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

I hate seeing old bridges stripped of their decks to become derelict. If any of these Tennessee trusses are capable of holding up foot traffic, someone should put a wooden deck of a few of them. Some of the rivers and streams where these trusses cross are scenic. Heck, if the truss is too close to the UCEB, some can be slightly moved downstream.