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Smokemont Bridge

Photos 

Elevation View Of Bridge To Smokemont Campground

Photo taken by David Haas for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #310331

Map 

Description 

The Smokemont Bridge is a significant component of the transportation system in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Providing access to the first national park in the southern portion of the United States, this network of roads and bridges is representative of NPS park road design throughout the country. The Smokemont Bridge is a unique structure, unlike no other bridge in the park, consisting of a wood deck spanning the river between two stone abutments. For additional information on the Smokemont Bridge, see HAER No. TN-35, historical overview pages 117-118.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Steel stringer Oconaluftee River on Smokemont Road
Location
Swain County, North Carolina
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built during 1950's
Design
Steel stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.55294, -83.30942   (decimal degrees)
35°33'11" N, 83°18'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/290670/3936818 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Smokemont
Inventory number
BH 65023 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 25, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER TN-35-R - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Smokemont Bridge, Spanning Oconaluftee River at entrance to Smokemont Campground, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

Comments 

Smokemont Bridge
Posted July 21, 2017, by mike burnette (mikeburne7777 [at] aol [dot] com)

my favorite memorys was sitting on this bridge in the early 50 s watching the campers coming in to camp and hoping they would have pretty daughters was from canton and stayed at smokemont the whole summer when school was out best times of my life .i

Smokemont Bridge
Posted July 21, 2017, by mike burnette (mikeburne7777 [at] aol [dot] com)

my favorite memorys was sitting on this bridge in the early 50 s watching the campers coming in to camp and hoping they would have pretty daughters was from canton and stayed at smokemont the whole summer when school was out best times of my life .i