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Doe River Covered Bridge 42-10-01

Photos 

3rd Street Covered Bridge

Just downriver and past small dam on the Doe River

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in July 2008

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BH Photo #118488

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The bridge is one of only a few covered bridges in the United States that survives in an urban setting.

-- Historic American Buildings Survey

Facts 

Overview
Covered Timber Howe Truss bridge over Doe River on Walking path in Downtown Elizabethton
Location
Elizabethton, Carter County, Tennessee
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Part of the Elizabethton Historic District
Builder
- Thomas Matson
Design
Restored continuous covered timber Howe truss
Dimensions
Span length: 134.0 ft.
Total length: 134.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 14, 1973
Also called
Elizabethton Covered Bridge
3rd Street Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.34658, -82.21400   (decimal degrees)
36°20'48" N, 82°12'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/391063/4023074 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elizabethton
Inventory numbers
NRHP 73001754 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 36947 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 29, 2016: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • February 22, 2016: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • December 24, 2014: New Street View added by Dave King
  • April 10, 2014: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • August 19, 2013: New photo from Michael Miller
  • September 3, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Common name,truss type,builder
  • February 24, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • July 27, 2008: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HABS TN-224 - Elizabethton Covered Bridge, Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, Carter County, TN
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

3rd Street Covered Bridge
Posted September 3, 2009, by Steven Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I've walked this bridge. Used to have a lady friend who lives in Bristol TN, and when I was on vacation seeing her we went to this bridge. The pictures don't do it justice.