Stone Bridge at Stone Bridge Memorial Park - Fayetteville, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 35° 08.669 W 086° 34.115
16S E 539298 N 3889151
Quick Description: A beautiful stone bridge at Stone Bridge Memorial Park
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 5/8/2018 6:59:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMY87E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
This stone bridge is the focal point of the park. There are two fountains and many benches placed along the water, with numerous historical markers and artefacts nearby.

Text on marker:

This bridge, a 36 feet replica, was built in June 2000, as a memorial of the original stone bridge which spanned 450 feet across the Elk River. Its remnants can still be seen and are approximately 300 yards to the southwest of this location.
The bridge, completed in 1861, was one of six keyless arched bridges in the United States.
The original bridge withstood William T. Sherman's march to Atlanta during the Civil War; however, it could not withstand the flooding of 1969.
Using modern design and technology, the three arches attempt to provide a scaled model from photos of the original bridge.
Some stone from the original bridge were used in construction of this replica. Can you find them?

Text on stone from original bridge (hard to read):

Erected A.D. 1861
John N. Deveroux
Consulting Eng
Robert Farquharson
B.A. McDonald
Hugh Thomison
Henry Henderson
John Caughran
Patrick Flannery
John Markum
Abot's & Contractors
Physical Location (city, county, etc.): Fayetteville, TN

Road, Highway, Street, etc.: N. side of Thornton Parkway, E. of Main Ave.

Water or other terrain spanned: pond in the center of the park

Construction Date: June 2000

Architect/Builder: Not listed

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