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NS - Clinch River Bridge


Norfolk Southern Pratt through truss bridge over Clinch River, Clinton, Tennessee

Single-span, Warren through truss river bridge, typical of most railroad bridges in East Tennessee. View is southbound out of the city of Clinton.

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in August 2008


BH Photo #119632


Street View 


Warren through truss bridge over Clinch River on Norfolk Southern Railway in Clinton
Clinton, Anderson County, Tennessee
Open to traffic
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Single-span Warren through truss
Also called
Norfolk Southern Clinch River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.10247, -84.12833   (decimal degrees)
36°06'09" N, 84°07'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/758514/3999132 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 37047 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2018: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • July 5, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • December 13, 2009: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: This is actually a Warren through truss
  • August 3, 2008: Added by Calvin Sneed


  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Matthew Ridpath
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net


Norfolk Southern Clinch River Bridge
Posted November 16, 2013, by Tanya Guyton Smith (tanguyton [at] aol [dot] com)

THE TRAIN wreck on the Conch River was in May, 1957.

Clinton Railroad Bridge
Posted April 2, 2010, by Eddie Stair (edro3111 [at] comcast [dot] net)

Jim, If you have Facebook, contact Tanya Guyton Smith. Her Dad, Joe Guyton, was a well known wrecker and service station owner and contractor. She has mentioned that he was hired as one of the companies to clean up the train wreck that damaged the bridge. I remember well when it happened but not the date. I was pre-teen and we only lived two blocks from the depot. It made a horrific noise and it was a mess. Hope she can provide you with more.

Clinton Railroad Bridge
Posted April 15, 2009, by Jim Cooper (jimcooper97 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

My Grandfather was J.Harvey Cooper and was mayor of Clinton back in the early 50's. He had a grocery store right next to the old Sothern Railway Depot in clinton, which is just across from the railroad bridge. I remember sometime in the late 50's or early 60's, there was a train derailment that tore out a section of the river bridge. I was just a kid visiting my grandparents, so I don't remember the date. I can't find any records on that railroad accident. Anybody have any info on it?