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GSM - Fontana Lake Bridge

Photos 

The only photos I have are from a train ride.

Photo taken by Ben Tate in August 2010

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BH Photo #224002

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Fontana Lake on Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Location
Swain County, North Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (GSM)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Design
Warren through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.38795, -83.56382   (decimal degrees)
35°23'17" N, 83°33'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/267130/3919085 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Noland Creek
Inventory number
BH 51106 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added category "Relocated"
  • July 28, 2014: New photo from Luke
  • January 27, 2012: Added by Ben Tate

Sources 

  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Fontana Lake Railroad Bridge
Posted March 23, 2013, by Chad (Chad [dot] rogers [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge reportedly was relocated from Leadville, Tennessee to N.C. when Douglas Lake was established.

Fontana Lake Railroad Bridge
Posted February 23, 2013, by bb (bussell2011 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was built during WWII during the line relocation due to Fontana Dam being built. It was built by TVA from steel reused from other bridges and sources because of steel shortage during the war.