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Lenox Bridge

Photos 

HAER photo: Side view

These photos from the Historic American Engineering Record show the derelict bridge in its original location [HAER photos taken September 1985 by Larry Donald]

BH Photo #108834

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt swing pony truss bridge, pin-connected, originally spanning Obion River on CR S8025 west of Lenox
Location
Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Preserved as part of a public park within the Lakewood housing development near Dyersburg
History
Built 1917 by the Vincennes Bridge Co.; damaged by overweight load in 1978; dismanted 1985; relocated 1987-88
Builder
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Design
Swing Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.10182, -89.44278   (decimal degrees)
36°06'07" N, 89°26'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/280100/3998004 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dyersburg
Inventory number
BH 32502 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1917 (577)
Built during 1910s (8,753)
Dyer County, Tennessee (14)
Dyersburg, Tennessee (3)
HAER documented (1,096)
Movable (2,705)
NR-eligible (3,971)
Open to pedestrians (3,537)
Pedestrian Movable Bridges (39)
Pin-connected (3,219)
Pony truss (15,049)
Pratt pony truss (3,180)
Pratt truss (8,018)
Preserved (1,057)
Relocated (638)
Riveted (1,875)
Swing (1,248)
Tennessee (1,031)
Truss (29,443)
Vincennes Bridge Co. (95)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • August 18, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • April 19, 2009: New photos from Channin Rosenthal
  • February 11, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

Comments 

Lenox Bridge
Posted April 19, 2009, by Channin Rosenthal

I thought I remembered seeing the photos of the current location of the Lenox Bridge on this site before. However, tonight when I looked I did not see them on here.