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Johnson Gap Road Overpass

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CSX freight train passing underneath wooden bridge

Although the train was a short one, this bridge vibrated quite a bit when the engines roared underneath

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in September 2013

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BH Photo #266691

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Description 

According to neighbors, the original timber bridge here was destroyed when a southbound freight train crashed into it 13 years ago, leaving a gaping hole in the center and intact timbers on either side. It was replaced after maintenance responsibility was decided between CSX and Anderson County.

Link about bridge closing: http://oakridge.wbir.com/news/news/614652-anderson-co-bridge...

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over CSX Railroad on Johnson Gap Road
Location
Anderson County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1914; rehabilitated 1990
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (LN)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 30.5 ft.
Total length: 80.7 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.11278, -84.18444   (decimal degrees)
36°06'46" N, 84°11'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/753428/4000128 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clinton
Elevation
887 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
660
Inventory numbers
TN 010A0520001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 57952 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 65 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 27, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Open again per comment and NBI 2015.
  • November 12, 2013: New photos from Shane Passmore
  • September 16, 2013: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • September 11, 2013: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "One-lane traffic", "railroad", "csx railroad"

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Comments 

Johnson Gap Road Overpass
Posted July 26, 2018, by Chambers Williams (chambers [at] auto-writer [dot] com)

I drive across this bridge frequently. I don't believe it's "closed to all traffic."