Photo taken by Lee in April 2009
BH Photo #137221
Sligo Bridge eastbound
Traveling eastbound on U.S. 70 on the Sligo Bridge across the Caney Fork River at Sligo, DeKalb County, Tennessee
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Bridge is similar to State Highway 75 Bridge (now demolished) in Sullivan County.
- Five-span Parker through truss bridge over Caney Fork on US 70
- De Kalb County, Tennessee
- Demolished and replaced.
- Original Camelback bridge spans replaced and elevated with Parker spans in 1948 when river was impounded. Bridge was replaced in 2015.
- - Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of Washington, D.C.
- Five riveted Parker through truss spans
Length of largest span: 304.0 ft.
Total length: 1,374.6 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.5 ft.
- Also called
- Caney Fork River Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +35.96583, -85.71438 (decimal degrees)
35°57'57" N, 85°42'52" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/615922/3980922 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Sligo Bridge
- Inventory numbers
- TN 21SR0260021 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32495 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 11/2013)
- Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.3 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
- October 20, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.
- June 23, 2011: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Updated with new pictures and information
- June 22, 2011: New photos from Calvin Sneed
- December 13, 2009: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: This is actually a Parker through truss
- July 6, 2009: Updated by Joshua Collins: added "US 70" to overview
- April 18, 2009: New photos from Lee
- Lee Horn
- Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
- Matthew Ridpath
- Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
- Nathan Holth
- Demolition Video