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Old Norfolk-Southern Railway Bridge #6

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These land piers supported three Howe through truss spans, with two river piers in the middle

The steel through truss spans were dismantled and removed when the new deck girder and pony truss spans were built at the time Douglass Lake was impounded by TVA.. New, higher bridge was built 500 feet downstream to the right. All views are to the south from the north shore, river runs from left to right.

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in September 2008

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BH Photo #123609

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge on Southern Railway over French Broad River
Location
Cocke County, Tennessee
Status
Torn down when Douglass Lake was impounded by TVA, land piers still remain
History
Built 1916
Design
Formerly, three Howe through truss spans (see Norfolk Southern Holston Bridge in Hawkins County)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 699.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.96056, -83.17306   (decimal degrees)
35°57'38" N, 83°10'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/304035/3981756 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newport
Average daily traffic (as of 1997)
150
Inventory numbers
TN 150A6490001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32466 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 1998)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 10, 2008: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • August 24, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

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