Elk River Bridge

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Elk River Bridge

The Elk River has defined life for residents of Giles County. The river served as a transportation route and a barrier, which had to be crossed by bridges or fords. There have been a total of four bridges. Spring Street once led all the way to the river bank, where a buggy or car could ford the river when the water was low. The first bridge that some residents remember was wood.

The Elk River Bridge, also known as Elk River Bridge  #7, was built in 1922 as the main crossing over the Elk at US Highway 31.

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Location Details

Highway 31 S

Elkton, TN 38455