Elkhorn Bridge Street (Old SR 80) Russell Fork Bridge
(Pike County, Kentucky)Camelback through truss bridge over Russell Fork Big Sandy River on former KY 80April 8, 2020: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Visited this bridge... fixed the names. Former closed to vehicles, now closed to pedestrian traffic
Elkhorn East End (Old SR 80) Russell Fork Bridge
(Pike County, Kentucky)Abandoned camelback through truss bridge over Russell Fork Big Sandy River on former KY 80April 8, 2020: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Visited this bridge; two Pratt through trusses instead of one.
Hatchie River TN 76 Bridge
(Haywood County, Tennessee)Former Pratt through truss bridge over Hatchie River on TN 76January 19, 2020: Updated by Calvin Sneed: I personally visited this bridge to photograph the steel truss on January16, 2020 and found it gone. Its replacement is a "prestressed concrete stringer" (i.e. boring) bridge. RIP, my friend.
Keller Memorial Bridge
(Morgan County, Alabama)Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over Tennessee River on Us 31 *August 1, 2019: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Made the "only bascule bridge" remaining on the Tennessee River, more specific to Alabama, since one exists on the river in Tennessee
Paint Creek Bridge
(Fayette County, Ohio)Truss bridge over Paint Creek on Old US 35April 9, 2019: New Street View added
Old Alexander Bridge
(Walker County, Georgia)Pony truss bridge formerly over West Chickamauga Creek on Alexander Bridge RoadMay 24, 2018: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Fixed location: According to the USGS, this bridge is in Catoosa County, GA
Fourpole Creek 8th Street Bridge
(Cabell County, West Virginia)Open spandrel concrete arch bridge over Fourpole Creek on 8th Street in HuntingtonMay 1, 2017: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Corrected bridge type
Dougherty Ferry Bridge
(Hamilton County, Tennessee)Warren w/verticals Camelback pony truss bridge over Sale Creek on Daugherty Ferry RoadMay 1, 2017: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Fixed bridge type
Veterans Memorial Bridge
(Coffee County, Tennessee)Lost Warren Camelback polygonal through truss bridge over Duck River on U.S. 41 in ManchesterMay 1, 2017: Updated by Calvin Sneed: The former bridge was a Warren Camelback polygonal truss
Pete Dillon Bridge
(Mingo County, West Virginia)Through truss bridge over Tug Fork on Harvey Street in Williamson, W. Va. and South Williamson, Ky.September 19, 2016: New photos
(Henderson County, North Carolina)Open spandrel reinforced concrete arch bridge over Green River on Old US 176September 18, 2016: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Updated historical information and pictures
New U.S. Grant Bridge
(Scioto County, Ohio)Cable-stayed suspension bridge the Ohio River on US 23 in PortsmouthAugust 25, 2016: New video
Majestic Collieries Bridge
(Mingo County, West Virginia)Abandoned truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Old Norfolk & Western LineJune 27, 2016: New photos
NS - Freeburn Railroad Bridge
(Mingo County, West Virginia)Pratt through truss bridge over Tug Fork on Norfolk Southern RailwayJune 25, 2016: New photos
Burnt Mill Bridge
(Scott County, Tennessee)Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge and a half-hip Pratt pony truss (both pin-connected) with wooden decks over Clear Fork River on Scott County Road 276 (Honey Creek Loop Road)June 17, 2016: New Street View added
Ft. Robinson Bridge
(Sullivan County, Tennessee)Concrete tee beam bridge over Dry Hollow Branch on Fort Robinson DriveMarch 20, 2016: New Street View added
Ft. Robinson Bridge
(Sullivan County, Tennessee)Concrete tee beam bridge over Dry Hollow Branch on Fort Robinson DriveMarch 20, 2016: Added
Bugscuffle Road-Garrison Fork Bridge
(Bedford County, Tennessee)Steel stringer bridge over Garrison Fork Creek on Bugscuffle Road ((NFA A187)January 24, 2016: New Street View added
Caney Fork River Bridge
(Smith County, Tennessee)Warren through truss bridge with King "A" frames over Caney Fork River on US 70N (SR 24)January 17, 2016: New photos
B.B. Comer Bridge
(Jackson County, Alabama)Cantilevered Warren through truss bridge over Tennessee River on State Highway 35 at ScottsboroDecember 8, 2015: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Despite offer of $1 million dollars to preserve and maintain the bridge, the Jackson County Commission fails to act. This one hurts deeply: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2015/nov/27
CNTP - Tunnel 15
(Scott County, Tennessee)Abandoned tunnel on Abandoned RailroadNovember 29, 2015: New photos
LN - Duck River Bridge
(Marshall County, Tennessee)Warren through truss bridge over Duck River in Northern Marshall CountyOctober 5, 2015: New photos
CSX - Bridgeport Lift Bridge
(Jackson County, Alabama)Warren through truss bridge over Tennessee River Barge Channel on CSX RailroadSeptember 21, 2015: New photos
NS - Mingo Tunnel
(Mingo County, West Virginia)Tunnel for Norfolk Southern Railroad, Kenova SubdivisionSeptember 18, 2015: New photos
Scott Creek Bridge
(Jackson County, North Carolina)Concrete tee beam bridge over Scott Creek on West Main Street, Business U.S. 23June 9, 2015: New Street View added
Scott Creek Bridge
(Jackson County, North Carolina)Concrete tee beam bridge over Scott Creek on West Main Street, Business U.S. 23June 9, 2015: Added
Scott Creek Arch Bridge
(Jackson County, North Carolina)Concrete arch bridge over Scott Creek on Business US 23 in SylvaJune 3, 2015: New photos
LN - Oak Ridge Bridge
(Anderson County, Tennessee)Two-span Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Clinch River (Melton Hill Lake) in Oak Ridge, TennesseeMay 13, 2015: New photos
US 441 Norris Dam Bridge
(Anderson County, Tennessee)Concrete girder bridge over Clinch River on US 441May 13, 2015: New photos
(Johnson County, Tennessee)Tunnel under Backbone Rock on TN 133 between Damascus VA and Shady Valley TN, TennesseeMay 13, 2015: New photos
Richland Creek Bridge
(Grainger County, Tennessee)Arch bridge over Richland Creek on NFA 2473 (Sa 2910)May 12, 2015: New photos
Flat Creek Bridge
(Knox County, Tennessee)Closed spandrel concrete arch bridge over Flat Creek on NFA 1262May 12, 2015: New photos
Marion Memorial Bridge
(Marion County, Tennessee)Lost 2 Parker K-Hybrid Camelback through trusses, and 2 Warren through trusses with Polygonal top chords, all riveted, over Nickajack Lake (Tennessee River)May 12, 2015: New photos
American Legion Memorial Bridge
(Sullivan County, Tennessee)1 2-span Warren Riveted through truss bridge over Holston River, South Fork on U.S. 421 (State Highway 34)May 12, 2015: New photos
NS - French Broad Bridge #5
(Cocke County, Tennessee)4-span Baltimore through truss bridge on Norfolk Southern Railway, one of only 2 Baltimore (Pratt) through truss railroad bridges in area--other is on CSX Railroad at Starnes Slant, VAMay 3, 2015: New photos
NS - Hatfield North Tunnel
(Pike County, Kentucky)Tunnel under Hatfield Ridge on Norfolk-Southern RailroadJanuary 17, 2015: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Added pictures, updated tunnel specifics
NS - Hatfield South Tunnel
(Pike County, Kentucky)Skewed tunnel on Norfolk Southern Railroad, Pocahontas SubdivisionJanuary 17, 2015: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Sorry.. tunnel specifics
NS - Hatfield South Tunnel
(Pike County, Kentucky)Skewed tunnel on Norfolk Southern Railroad, Pocahontas SubdivisionJanuary 17, 2015: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Added pictures, updated bridge specifics
Blythe Ferry Bridge
(Meigs County, Tennessee)Deck plate girder bridge over Tennessee River (Chickamauga Lake) on State Highway 60November 9, 2014: New Street View added
Blythe Ferry Bridge
(Meigs County, Tennessee)Deck plate girder bridge over Tennessee River (Chickamauga Lake) on State Highway 60November 9, 2014: Added
Hutsell Truss Bridge
(Meigs County, Tennessee)Abandoned one-lane bedstead pony truss bridge over Big Sewee CreekNovember 9, 2014: Added
Big Sewee Creek Bridge
(Meigs County, Tennessee)Derelict pin connected Pratt through truss with missing deck over Big Sewee Creek on Fezzell RdNovember 9, 2014: New photos
Big Sewee Creek Bridge
(Meigs County, Tennessee)Derelict pin connected Pratt through truss with missing deck over Big Sewee Creek on Fezzell RdNovember 8, 2014: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Fixed name and road listed with the National Register of Historic Places, added pictures
CSX - 13th Street Overpass
(Campbell County, Tennessee)Deck arch bridge over N 13th Street on CSX RailroadAugust 24, 2014: New photos
After lots of research and several visits, I located one other dual-ribbed concrete arch bridge, this one open-spandrel.
The Easley Ford Bridge over the Conasauga River in western Polk County. The 182-foot bridge contains one span, a 170-foot open spandrel dual ribbed concrete arch. Lateral bracing bars connect the paired ribs. The bridge has a curb-to-curb width of 15.7 feet and an out-to-out width of 17.7 feet. The railing is post and rail.
No problem, Art. I'm not trying to get into a disagreement. I've photographed hundreds of bridges that I have yet to post on Bridgehunter, several of them gone now.
I enjoy a healthy discussion with fellow bridge lovers.
The note I received verbatim from the Regional Bridge Inspector with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, who confirmed the information with his supervisors at T-DOT, Nashville:
Calvin: Walnut Street is a pratt camelback. The approaches are just “riveted cross frame supports” or sometimes called a “rigid frame support”.
Let me know if you need any more information.
Art, I appreciate your descriptions. I will go with what the people who build and repair them tell me they are, and I withdraw anything I have put on this particular bridge. You all are free to call them whatever you feel is correct.
I personally visited this bridge to photograph the steel truss on January16, 2020 and found it gone. Its replacement is a "prestressed concrete stringer" (i.e. boring) bridge. RIP, my friend.
Nice bridge. Looks like one that was moved here from somewhere else... a common practice these days that saves them.
Well it's not a flame war.
In fact, it's very simple.
CSX is the name of the railroad division.
CSXT is the name of the company owned by the CSX Corporation, along with the CSX Railroad itself.
The difference is that CSXT is the intermodal business, 35 intermodal terminals, transfer yards at ports of entry, flat yards, hump yards, and any leases to other railroads for trackage rights.
The railroad division does not include management of those entities.. they are divisions of CSXT, which all come under the CSX Corporation.
The source for this information can be found here: https://www.csx.com/index.cfm/about-us/company-overview/orga...
I inspected this bridge very closely inside the open spandrel, and it appears to have an outer facade that was added many years after the original open-spandrel bridge was built. There is evidence of the addition upon close inspection. The bridge owner may have wanted to strengthen it somewhat and felt the outer concrete would do that sufficiently.
The KCS is a busy railroad. In the first 30 minutes I was there, two trains both in the same eastbound direction were noted.
Very impressive structure.
This elegant gentleman is still with us.
Heavy rain had swollen the Big Black River when I visited yesterday and in 90 minutes, I only counted 12 cars. Fast moving water, but the entire bridge spans the river, and the piers were in pretty good shape visually.
Thankfully, the potholes on the east side probably keep a lot of the thru traffic down.
Carry on, fine old gentleman.
Well it does pay to ask a lot of questions. Turns out the locals are correct. The middle span was indeed disassembled and relocated north to the Chauga River and re-purposed as the Cobb Bridge. The reason the dates of construction don't match up, is because all 3 spans of the old U.S. 123 Bridge were built in 1940 across the Tugaloo River. I heard back from one of the NC state bridge inspectors who told me that even though the middle span was taken apart in 1962 and reassembled elsewhere, the construction date of the span itself remains 1940. I have fixed the Cobb Bridge and U.S. 123 Bridge notations to reflect this.
I was told the same thing when I arrived a couple of months ago to extensively photograph the two spans over the Tugaloo, and also the Cobb over the Chauga. I had heard from fishermen that day that the middle span was indeed taken apart and reassembled as the Cobb Bridge. I also noticed the same configurations as you did Matthew, on the portal bracing and the internal sway's, and I closely examined the steel and measurements from both bridges. While there are some similarities, the problem for me is, the dates don't match up.. the nearby U.S. 123 bridge that replaced this one opened in 1962 and these 3 trusses were in operation up to that point. But the Cobb Bridge's information shows that it was built in 1940. Cobb might have been strengthened later with steel from the middle bridge from here (which I kind of doubt), but it could not have been the same exact bridge Camelback.
An update.. I hiked to this bridge in 2016 and spent four hours taking many pictures from underneath it. Later, I spent time on the adjacent Hickman-Lockhart while not impeding traffic and also photographed each railroad span several times. Never saw any police, although I'll admit to timing my photography to lulls in the traffic flow. I don't seek trouble while bridge-hunting and ordinarily will try to avoid it, however I won't let someone keep me from lawfully enjoying the passion of taking pictures of a beautiful bridge. Got great pictures in this case. But nonetheless, my defense would have stood, had I encountered any resistance.
Nathan, please add my voice to yours. Definitely an American treasure worth of restoration and preservation.
Alex, the video gave me chills of the train crossing on the bridge, and the train horn is so nostalgic. Thanks for capturing and posting this part of Americana!
Drivers with 18-wheelers trying to drive across our elegant steel truss bridges that can't support the weight, sadly is not new. An 18-wheeler in the early 1960's led to the demise of the Eastman Road 4-span camelback Warren w/verticals truss bridge over the South Holston River in Kingsport, TN.. the driver made it across the first span, but the weight slowly dropped the second (channel) span into the river before he could clear it. The entire bridge was eventually taken out and not replaced. Fortunately, the next two-span Pratt bridge about 8 blocks away over a tributary on the same road still stands because he did not make it that far. That bridge is closed now and photographed as an historic ruin.
Make them and their companies pay for the bridge replacement. That might get everybody's attention.
These are also the same drivers who see the signs on how tall tunnel openings are, but still drive their trucks into them and wedge them tight.
Historic Marion County bridge and its 2 K-hybrid camelbacks demolished, 2016