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Lea Bridge

Photos 

Overall Elevation, Looking South

Photo taken by George Hornal for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #313790

Map 

Description 

The Lea Bridge is an early Pratt pony truss bridge and contains two unusual design features: "beaded T" angles and patented end chord connections. Also, it is only one of two bridges remaining in Tennessee that are known to have been built by the significant Wrought Iron Bridge Company.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony truss bridge over Candies Creek on Old Georgetown Street
Location
Bradley County, Tennessee
Status
Replaced by a new bridge; Moved to park in Hamilton County
History
Built 1886; Demolished 1988
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.22305, -84.87889   (decimal degrees)
35°13'23" N, 84°52'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/693043/3899840 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 65512 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,178)
Bradley County, Tennessee (11)
Built 1886 (170)
Built during 1880s (1,642)
HAER documented (1,096)
Lost (18,683)
Lost 1988 (150)
Lost during 1980s (1,048)
Pony truss (15,049)
Pratt pony truss (3,172)
Pratt truss (8,008)
Preserved (1,056)
Replaced by new bridge (12,382)
Tennessee (1,030)
Truss (29,442)
Wrought Iron Bridge Co. (284)

Update Log 

  • November 27, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Preserved"
  • January 15, 2015: Added by Dave King

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER TN-40 - Lea Bridge, Spanning Candies Creek at Old Georgetown Road, Hopewell, Bradley County, TN