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Asheville Highway French Broad Bridge #1


Former 4-span through truss bridges across the French Broad River at Bridgeport, east of Newport

One Warren PTC through truss on north shore, three Warren (Camelback) Pratt through truss bridges to south shore. Locally, called Number 1 Bridge because it is the first French Broad River bridge east from Newport to the TN/NC state line. THIS BRIDGE NO LONGER EXISTS.

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in August 2008


BH Photo #122274


Street View 


Lost four-span combination Warren through truss bridge sequence over French Broad River on U.S. 25-70 at Bridgeport (State Highway 9). Scheduled to be replaced by concrete deck bridge being built beside it
Cocke County, Tennessee
Bridge has been demolished, new bridge built beside it.
Built 1932, demolished 2010
- Tennessee State Highway Department
Three Warren Camelback Polygonal through truss spans;
One five-panel Pratt truss span
Length of largest span: 182.0 ft.
Total length: 778.6 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Also called
Major J.T. Huff Bridge
French Broad River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.95464, -83.11173   (decimal degrees)
35°57'17" N, 83°06'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/309552/3980978 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Neddy Mountain
Inventory numbers
TN 15SR0090011 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32463 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2007)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 2.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2010: New Street View added by Calvin Sneed
  • January 11, 2010: New photo from Eddie Douthitt
  • September 7, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • August 24, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed



Asheville Highway French Broad Bridge #1
Posted October 8, 2015, by Thad Osborne (tgo1330 [at] comcast [dot] net)

Known as the Maj.James T. Huff Bridge.