I’ve always been fascinated with old bridges. I ran upon a neat website called Bridgehunter.com here while back and I couldn’t tear myself away. I quickly found all the abandoned bridges in Tennessee and wanted to photograph them all. lol So this wknd, I talked hubby into going with to find an old bridge that was actually never finished at all. Not one car rolled across it. I don’t know the full history behind why it was never finished but I found it interesting to say the least.
Hatchie Bottom Bridge, over the Hatchie River in Haywood County, Mercer, Tn.
The bridge is really under decay at this end. One good earthquake or flood might do it in.
The pony truss at both ends of the bridge is overgrown with weeds. Hatchie Bottom Rd dead ends at the bridge but it’s a popular spot for fishing with a boat ramp accessible to the left of the sign here on private property.
I’ve already got my directions printed out for the next *bridge hunt* in Linden, Tn. It’s a good 108 miles away though so it may be Spring before we go bridge hunting again.