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Hurricane Bridge

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Photo taken by J.P.

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Overview
One 4-span Warren deck truss bridge over Caney Fork River on State Highway 56
Location
De Kalb County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic, currently undergoing renovation, traffic reduced to one lane with signals
History
Built 1949; rehabilitated 1977, undergoing rehabilitation 2011
Builder
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Design
Warren deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 387.0 ft.
Total length: 1,786.6 ft.
Deck width: 43.9 ft.
Also called
Caney Fork Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.02875, -85.74493   (decimal degrees)
36°01'43" N, 85°44'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/613078/3987865 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Silver Point
Elevation
648 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
TN 21SR0560007 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32496 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2011)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 52.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
4,100

Update Log 

  • June 23, 2011: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Updated: This is a Warren deck truss, undergoing rehabilition 2011, and added photos
  • June 22, 2011: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • March 13, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • February 6, 2010: New photos from J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Hurricane Bridge
Posted March 29, 2010, by J.P.

some bridges get there names for the street or the creek they are over. Or maybe after some guy or girl who did something cool to get it named after them. But this bridge is called Hurricane bridge. And once you get over the lake on a nice cool day, and a 60 mile per hour wind blows across, you then understand why it is called hurricane bridge.