Old New River Bridge — Scott County, Tennessee


This is the old bridge that crosses the new river in Scott County….or use to until it was abandoned in 1963 when the span was bypassed.   The bridge was initially built in 1908/1909.    All but the center span has been removed.


The abandoned Pratt deck truss bridge over New River once carried Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway’s Cincinnati Southern Railroad (later Norfolk Southern), before being bypassed when a new bridge and tunnel were opened downriver in 1963.


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