4-span Baltimore (Pratt) truss bridges across the French Broad River
This crossing is a half-mile west and downriver of the concrete deck plate girder Bridge #4, and is necessary because of an unusual horseshoe bend in the river. These bridges were numbered by the railroad company, by the number of crossings of the French Broad River on the Norfolk Southern Railroad between Asheville, North Carolina and Knoxville, Tennessee.
Posted January 23, 2010, by Karla Slusher (karla_slusher [at] yahoo [dot] com)
Thank you for the info. Recently took pics of this bridge on a trip to TN. My father walked 7 miles on Fri. and Sat. nights to see my mother in the late 40's and crossed this bridge to get there. More info. would be greatly appreciated.