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Clinch River Bridge


U.S. 25-W Warren Continuous Truss bridge

West side view of bridge, channel span in middle

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in August 2008


BH Photo #119607



Unique Warren through truss bridge over Clinch River on U.S. 25-W in Clinton
Clinton, Anderson County, Tennessee
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement. However, available to third parties for reuse.
Built 1939 by the Bethlehem Steel Co.; rehabilitated 1959
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Continuous Warren deck truss
Length of largest span: 224.7 ft.
Total length: 983.0 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.3 ft.
Also called
Hon. William Everette Lewallen Memorial Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.09418, -84.13223   (decimal degrees)
36°05'39" N, 84°07'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/758190/3998203 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
TN 01SR0090015 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32424 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 40.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 11, 2019: New photos from Ben Tate
  • August 19, 2018: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • April 3, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed. But it is available for reuse.
  • February 2, 2011: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge was built by the Bethlehem Steel Company
  • December 13, 2009: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: This is actually a Warren continuous truss
  • January 2, 2009: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • August 3, 2008: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • August 1, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed


  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Matthew Ridpath
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Clinch River Bridge
Posted May 23, 2019, by Mike T. (gweilo8888 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is no longer being considered for reuse, and will be scrapped according to an article from last January.


Clinch River Bridge
Posted April 3, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Bridge is available for reuse. See attached marketing flyer.

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