Johnson Gap Road Overpass
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
BH Photo #266691
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:
- Timber stringer bridge over CSX Railroad on Johnson Gap Road
- Anderson County, Tennessee
- Open to traffic
- Built 1914; rehabilitated 1990
- - CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (LN)
- Steel stringer
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:
- 887 ft. above sea level
- Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
- 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
- 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"