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Silver Creek Bridge


Photo taken by James McCray


BH Photo #227315


Street View 


Arch bridge over Silver Creek on Fap 7
Giles County, Tennessee
Open to traffic
Built 1924; rehabilitated 1948
Closed-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 39.0 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.08758, -86.92728   (decimal degrees)
35°05'15" N, 86°55'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/506628/3882757 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
TN 28SR0070011 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 51651 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Sufficiency rating: 79.6 (out of 100)
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Arch (12,094)
Built 1924 (743)
Built during 1920s (9,922)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,989)
Deck arch (11,332)
Giles County, Tennessee (34)
Have street view (26,928)
Open (39,880)
Owned by state (15,982)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,663)
Tennessee (1,223)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,189)
US 31 (56)

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2012: Updated by James McCray: Added category "US 31"


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com


Silver Creek Bridge
Posted March 8, 2012, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I need help here:

I believe the NBI has this bridge switched with this one: http://bridgehunter.com/tn/giles/silver-creek/

Here's why I think this:

1. The bridge (http://bridgehunter.com/tn/giles/silver-creek/) seems to be on an older or bypassed alignment of US 31 (FAP 7) when one looks at a map or satellite.

2. The bridge (http://bridgehunter.com/tn/giles/silver-creek/) is much narrower and lower than this one.

Since this bridge is on what seems to be the newer alignment it makes more sense that this bridge would have the newer build date (1948) and not the older one (1924), which I believe is the build date for the bridge on the older alignment. What makes this more confusing is that this bridge is that the NBI says its built in 1924 but rehabbed in 1948, which is the same build year as the supposed "older alignment" bridge.

Your input is welcome because I am considering switching the listings for these bridges, but before I do so, I would like guidance.