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FIMX - Piney Creek Trestle

Photos 

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in June 2010

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BH Photo #167574

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Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Piney Creek on Norfolk Southern Railroad Spur
Location
Cumberland County, Tennessee, and Roane County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
Builders
- Naugle, Holcomb & Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Erection)
- Waddell & Hedrick of Kansas City, Missouri (Design)
Railroads
- Franklin Industrial Minerals Railroad (FIMX)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Tennessee Southern Railroad (TSRR)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.85440, -84.73760   (decimal degrees)
35°51'16" N, 84°44'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/704295/3970163 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rockwood
Inventory number
BH 45501 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2017: New photos from Dave King
  • November 12, 2013: New photos from Shane Passmore
  • June 14, 2010: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Shane Passmore - aa5te [dot] kb5ehr [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Piney Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted April 10, 2013, by Carroll Jernigan (carrolljrngn [at] aol [dot] com)

This is another bridge originally built by the Tennessee Central Railroad that fell into the hands of the Southern Railway after TC's 1968 bankruptcy. This bridge along with three beautiful trestles are located in a thirteen mile stretch of track now operated by a limestone mining co in Crab Orchard, TN. After the closure of the TC the Tennessee State legislature passed a bill allowing the state to purchase the entire rail line and hopefully operate it as a tourist railroad. That bill was vetoed by the Governor.