Rating:
6 votes

Byrds Creek Bridge

Photos 

Cumberland Park Bridge

Don't remember exactly when I took this -- maybe about 2000?

Photo taken by Jim Grey

BH Photo #143409

Map 

Description 

Built between 1935 and 1940 by Company 3464 of the CCC. The dam, built of native sandstone, is 28 feet high and 319 feet long, making it the largest masonry project completed by the CCC.

Facts 

Overview
7-span stone arch bridge over dam that impounds Byrds Creek on State Highway 419 in Cumberland Mountain State Park
Location
Cumberland County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1936, located within the National Register-listed Cumberland Homesteads Historic District
Builder
- Civilian Conservation Corps
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 19.0 ft.
Total length: 317.8 ft.
Deck width: 21.6 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.90056, -84.99833   (decimal degrees)
35°54'02" N, 84°59'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/680643/3974769 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dorton
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
1,600
Inventory numbers
TN 18011660001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32470 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 69.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: History information
  • August 19, 2018: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • March 8, 2017: New photos from Susan Wyrick
  • April 8, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 10, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • April 15, 2011: New photos from Jim Grey
  • June 14, 2010: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • April 20, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • July 24, 2009: New photo from Jim Grey

Sources 

  • Jim Grey - mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Andrew Raker
  • Susan Wyrick
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia - Park history, including bridge.

Comments 

Byrds Creek Bridge
Posted April 15, 2011, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

My sons don't know this, but we spent our spring break this year in this park in large part so I could see this bridge again! I added some photos I took while there last week.

Byrds Creek Bridge
Posted June 14, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Amazing structure!........hard to believe it was built in the 30's. I figured it was a WPA job.....but I see from the marker it was CCC. Will have to put this on my "Must See" list!

Byrds Creek Bridge
Posted June 14, 2010, by Calvin Sneed (us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I was surprised to find only the one picture for this bridge and I felt it needed more, so I stopped by to get them on one of my bridge hunting journeys. I was impressed by the lake side of the bridge, which is actually a dam on Byrd's Creek, and I was equally impressed with the front of the bridge and dam. Was also impressed that the bridge and dam has a Tennessee Historical Marker posted nearby (its picture is now in the photo file).