I have always had a fascination with old metal bridges. It’s a real shame that as they age, they are being replaced by boring, dull concrete bridges with no character and no uniqueness. I have to commend the Tennessee Department of Transportation. While they are replacing this bridge with a boring plain jane concrete bridge, they are leaving the old bridge in tact as a historical feature.
The bridge was built in 1927 and 1928. It was originally built as a toll bridge. The bridge is 421 feet long and 20 feet wide as it crosses the Clinch River in northern Hancock County, Tennessee.
Construction of the new bridge is set to be complete on June 15, 2015.