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Hunter Bridge

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Hunter Bridge

Johnston City Press: May 11 1977

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BH Photo #476576

Map 

Description 

The Southern span was washed out by a flood in 1940 and rebuilt. That same span collapsed after being struck by a semi in 1977.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Watauga River on Broad Street
Location
Carter County, Tennessee
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
One span demolished by an overweight truck 1977; Replaced 1982
Design
(2)6-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Also called
Broad St-Watauga River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.36825, -82.16831   (decimal degrees)
36°22'06" N, 82°10'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/395192/4025428 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89994 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Carter County, Tennessee (19)
Lost (24,188)
Lost 1982 (106)
Lost during 1980s (1,344)
Owned by county (20,592)
Pratt through truss (5,327)
Pratt truss (9,196)
Replaced by new bridge (16,143)
Tennessee (1,216)
Through truss (14,889)
Truss (32,505)

Update Log 

  • July 20, 2020: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • July 20, 2020: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com