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Chable Bridge

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Chable Bridge

Courtesy of the Whitfield Murray Historical Society

BH Photo #126901

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Jacks River on Cisco Alaculsy Road
Location
Murray County, Georgia, and Polk County, Tennessee
Status
No longer exists
History
According to the Murray County Heritage book, it was moved from Conasauga, TN by the CCC (1930's) and reinstalled at this location. Torn down and replaced with new bridge 2002
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 99.1 ft.
Total length: 145.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.0 ft.
Also called
Chable Mill Bridge
Jacks River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.98801, -84.63439   (decimal degrees)
34°59'17" N, 84°38'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/715918/3874269 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tennga
Inventory number
BH 12588 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/1997)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Not deficient
Sufficiency rating: 56.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1989)
70

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Updated coordinates
  • November 18, 2008: Updated by Eddie Douthitt
  • November 7, 2008: New photo from James Gonzalski
  • November 5, 2008: Updated by Eddie Douthitt
  • November 4, 2008: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Design
  • November 3, 2008: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Changed name
  • November 2, 2008: Updated by Eddie Douthitt

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Comments 

Chable Bridge
Posted March 2, 2011, by Melissa Kernea (rebellovers30721 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

We gathered the picture from th local Historic Society pages because we couldn't find one anywhere else. Eddie was giving credit to the Historic Society since we borrowed the picture from their website. We are still looking high and low for more pictures of this bridge. Looking back in memories I have ridden over that bridge in the photo what seems like a hundred times as it was a favorite place for our family to go camping. If more pictures are found we will post them as we can... One half of the Eddie Douthitt Bridges R Us .....

Chable Bridge
Posted February 28, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

If it was indeed owned by the National Parks Service (i.e. Federal Government), then the locals had no real control over it's disposition. This was likely just a photograph that had been donated to them.

Chable Bridge
Posted February 28, 2011, by SAMANTHA (feriousbabe4u23 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Courtesy of the Whitfield Murray Historical Society <<<<< IF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY CAME IN AND TOOK PHOTOGRAPHS, WOULDN'T THAT MEAN THEY WERE THINKING ABOUT MAKING IT A HISTORICAL SITE? IF THE BRIDGE IS OR WAS MARKED A HISTORICAL SITE THEN WHY WERE THEY ALLOWED TO DESTROY THE BRIDGE?

Chable Bridge
Posted November 8, 2008, by Eddie Douthitt (eddied62 [at] windstream [dot] net)

Mr. Gonzalski,

The bridge gets it's name from the founder of the Alaculsy community, Alphonso Chable. He and his son Andrew operated a grist mill on Jack's river nearby the bridge. Here's a link to a site that has some good info on the valley

http://www.murraycountymuseum.com/book_chapter4_19.html

Thanks,

Eddie

Chable Bridge
Posted November 8, 2008, by Eddie Douthitt (eddied62 [at] windstream [dot] net)

Mr. Gentner,

No, as far as I know, this bridge was scrapped when they replaced it with the new one in 2002. Will have to do some research about the bridge at Camp Jordan and see what it's history is. Also, the Central of Georgia RR bridge is on one of my next photo trips, hope to have pics and history up soon.

Thanks,

Eddie

Chable Bridge
Posted November 6, 2008, by James Gentner (jfgentner678 [at] aol [dot] com)

Is this the bridge from Walker County that now resides at Camp Jordan park In East Ridge, TN (near Chattanooga)? If not, what, if you know, bridge is it.

Also, There is a railroad bridge from the Central of Georgia railway over SR 2 near Chickamauga Battlefield. Do you know anything about that?

Thanks,

James gentner

Chable Bridge
Posted November 6, 2008, by James Gonzalski (gtg362i [at] mail [dot] gatech [dot] edu)

Any Idea why it's called Chable Bridge? I've been over the new one a few times on my way to the Cohutta wilderness area, and haven't noticed anything else named Chable in the area.

Awhile ago I found a website with Quicktime 3D pictures of this bridge before it was torn down. It was in the context of some students studying impact of removing and replacing the bridge on the river's environment. I'll try and dig up the website and post it.