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Butler Memorial Bridge

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Photo taken by Calvin Sneed

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BH Photo #176240

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Description 

Honored by the American Institute of Steel Construction as its most beautiful bridge, 1948

Facts 

Overview
Three-span deck truss bridge over Watauga River on State Highway 67
Location
Carter County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built by the Nashville Bridge Co. for the Tennessee Valley Authority 1946-1948 to replace a 2 span Warren through truss when TVA built the Watauga Dam and raised the level of the Watauga River
Builders
- Nashville Bridge Co. of Nashville, Tennessee
- Tennessee Valley Authority
Design
1 3-span continuous Warren deck truss bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 492.0 ft.
Total length: 1,091.5 ft.
Deck width: 28.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.32861, -82.04167   (decimal degrees)
36°19'43" N, 82°02'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/406506/4020900 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Watauga Dam
Inventory numbers
TN 10SR0670019 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32453 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 56.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
3,670

Update Log 

  • November 22, 2010: New photos from Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com