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NS - French Broad Bridge #4

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Norfolk-Southern French Broad Bridge #4

A Norfolk-Southern train westbound for Knoxville, Tennessee. This deck plate girder bridge replaced a through-truss bridge beside it that was built around 1916. Ole timers with the railroad call it Bridge #4 because it is the fourth French Broad River crossing on this rail line between Asheville, North Carolina and Knoxville.

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in August 2008

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BH Photo #122303

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Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over French Broad River on Norfolk-Southern Railway
Location
Cocke County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
Railroad
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Deck plate girder, that replaced a through truss bridge beside it, built around 1916 when the railroad first came through this area. This bridge is located a mile upriver from a through truss bridge on the same line, where the river makes a short, horseshoe loop back around.
Dimensions
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.93862, -82.90681   (decimal degrees)
35°56'19" N, 82°54'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/328000/3978820 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paint Rock
Inventory number
BH 37281 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Cocke County, Tennessee (16)
Deck girder (5,754)
Girder (10,248)
Norfolk Southern Railway (1,919)
Open (39,899)
Owned by railroad (12,432)
Plate girder (7,934)
Railroad (15,439)
Tennessee (1,223)

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2010: Updated by C Hanchey: Added GPS Coordinates
  • August 24, 2008: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com