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This is a list of all 4 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Cumberland River. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
1850 (suspension bridge)
Nashville and Edgefield, Tennessee, USA (Cumberland River)
Bridgemeister ID:33
Structurae ID:0007340
References:AAJ
Principals:Adolphus Heiman, Mathew Dickinson Field
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1862
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Main span:538f
Notes
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1866 (suspension bridge)
Nashville and Edgefield, Tennessee, USA (Cumberland River)
Bridgemeister ID:1965
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed, 1884
Main cables:Wire

Notes
1918 Swinging
Old Hickory, Nashville vicinity and Hermitage, Tennessee, USA (Cumberland River)
Bridgemeister ID:587
References:AAJ, PTS2
Principals:William G. Grove, American Bridge Co.
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:540f
Deck width:8f
Notes
  • According to the description at The Swinging Bridge (Dupont High School Alumni Association, article provided by Old Hickory Branch Library) this large bridge had a 540-foot main span and was used for vehicular traffic. "The suspension bridge... Was diverted from its original destination in South America because of the urgency of the war effort. It was built for pedestrian traffic and used only for that purpose at first... Upon determination that the bridge was capable of handling light traffic, a flagman was stationed at each end of the bridge on a 24-hour-a-day basis and cars began using the one-lane span." Kris Brummett adds: "The 540 foot span had no supports to prevent sideways movement and literally swayed back and forth. The bridge was used until 1929."
White Star
Dayhoit, Kentucky, USA (Cumberland River)
Bridgemeister ID:2556
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • The town of Dayhoit has also been known as Day, White Star, and Wilhoit.

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