Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Old Stone Bridge



Marker ID: THC 3G 46
Location: US-64, Fayetteville, TN
County: Lincoln
Coordinates: N 35° 08.543    W 086° 34.253
  35.14238333    -86.57088333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMV036
 



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Old Stone Bridge
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South of here are the remains of the Old Stone Bridge. Completed in 1861 near the site of the Great Indian Crossing, the bridge was usual architecturally. It had six elliptical arches, a span of 450 feet and no keystone. It was only one of two bridges of this type in the United States and only one of six in the world. Limestone rock used in the construction of this one~lane bridge, utilized for more than 70 years, was quarried at a nearby site on the Elk Rover.

Tennessee Historical Commission