Pryor Creek Bridge in Land Between The Lakes

Several years ago, right after we had our first child, we were treated with an afternoon off from our little guy and ventured out into the vast woods of Land Between The Lakes.

The destination was Pryor Creek, just south of the KY/TN border near Lake Barkley.  We were on the hunt for an old abandoned bridge, and with some luck, we found it.  We went in the summertime and had to fight ticks, mosquitoes and a lot of overgrowth.

Recently I decided to take advantage of a warm winter day to revisit the Pryor Creek bridge ruins and see if I could get better photos. With all the briers and vegetation gone, it would be a lot easier to get to.  It was good to get these photos!

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How It All Started – The Bridge Near US 79

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The purpose of Four Rivers Explorer can be traced back to my years as a kid.  You can read more about that here on our site bio page.  To quickly summarize, my family traveled down US 79 between Paris Landing and Dover, Tenn. several times back in the early 1990s.

Each time we went down the road, I always looked for the bridge.  No, not the one crossing Kentucky Lake or the one at Dover, but a small abandoned bridge right on the edge of US 79.  It’s hard to see it in the summer with all the overgrowth, but you could get a great look at it in the winter time.

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