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Little River Gorge Road - Little River


George Hollingsworth Smokey Mountain Bridge

Submiited By George Hollingsworth

BH Photo #378325



Blount County, Tennessee
Open to traffic
The bridge is on the old route 73 that is now called the Little River Gorge Road. The coordinates are N35.669348, W-083.662560. The bridge was built in the 50s. A lot of the bridges in the Smokies were single and multiple arch concrete bridges faced with stone and built in the 30s. This one is pretty unique to the Park.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.66917, -83.66257   (decimal degrees)
35°40'09" N, 83°39'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/259003/3950522 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wear Cove
Inventory number
BH 75544 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Beam (13,150)
Blount County, Tennessee (37)
Have street view (24,042)
Open (37,447)
Owned by state (14,342)
Tennessee (1,124)

Update Log 

  • February 9, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein


Little River Gorge Road - Little River
Posted February 10, 2017, by George Hollingsworth (geohollingsworth [at] msn [dot] com)

Glad you found it. In addition to the bridges built after the Smokies became a national park there a lot of smaller bridges deep inside the park. Most of the campgrounds in the park were originally lumber mill sites that were serviced by narrow-gage rail lines going back into the mountains. After the park was formed the rails were removed and hiking paths formed. Several of the old truss bridges remain and were converted for pedestrian use. Here are two N35.607323, W-083.332968 and N35.610552, W-083.254940. These are the coordinates of the Google Earth photos of the bridges. Enjoy.

Little River Gorge Road - Little River
Posted February 9, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Got it.