I've paddled thousands of miles over the years and gone under many bridges. On July 9th 2014 I went under Wolf Creek Bridge. What a magnificent bridge, a work of art. I had to learn more. I spent some time under looking up, just mesmerized by its architectural beauty. I've never thought much about bridges, but this one made me stop and learn more (and post a comment). Kudos to TN for preserving the 1928 bridge.
The bridge was reopened to traffic on Feb 3, 2014. Since then, the contractor has been removing the haul road and cleaning up the jobsite. The remainder of the concrete staining will resume soon.
I have to agree with you Calvin....a magnificent structure! I think you both have done it justice with your photos.
Early on a foggy Saturday morning, I went to see these magnificent arches with their open spandrels. It is as graceful in person as the pictures Mr. Hanchey had taken before. I have added several more pictures because I felt that this elegant monument needed more testimonial.
This bridge is reminiscent of the Gay Street Bridge in Knoxville, but is closer in construction and appearance to the Hammond Bridge in Kingsport (same number of arches, too). This one is much lower above the river than Hammond, though...almost half as low. Also noted the open section in the arches themselves, indicating some type of steel reinforcement.
Wonder why the powers-that-be have not named this beautiful, magnificent structure after someone? It's been here since 1928, after all, and is part of the Dixie Highway system. It pre-dates all of the other river-crosing bridges anywhere near it, but seems to be a lost flower in the forest around it.. It really deserves to be a National Historic Landmark.