Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in or just neat postcards

Luten Bridge


A few months ago, I got a comment on a post I’d done on a Luten bridge in Southwest Virginia.  The person commenting said he’d run across a Luten bridge on an old highway out of Knoxville.  I think this this the one he was referring to.  We found it by accident.  I was taking a picture of the New Market Post Office when my buddy noticed an interesting building behind the Post Office.  As we drove around the area behind the Post Office, we, as usual, looked for a date plate on this bridge and found it to have been built in 1921 by Luten Bridge Company of Knoxville.  The interesting building, btw, wasn’t all that interesting.

To be specific, this short concrete arch bridge crosses Lost Creek in New Market, Jefferson County, TN.  This is Old A. J. Highway (A. J. is “Andrew Johnson”).  Behind me is Piedmont Road and up ahead is Park Street.  The bridge is at 36,100584, -83.549962.

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