Rating:
3 votes

Hogskin Creek Bridge

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Originally built 1916-17 over Clinch Ridge on State Highway 33 (also known as Ousley Bridge or Miller's Ferry Bridge at that location), then moved to present location in 1935 by TVA, when agency impounded the Clinch River for Norris Dam

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in September 2008

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BH Photo #124482

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt Camelback truss bridge over Hogskin Creek on Black Fox Road (County Road 25) Closed to Vehicular Traffic
Location
Grainger County, Tennessee
Status
Closed to vehicular traffic, open to pedestrian traffic
History
Originally built in 1916-17 as State Highway 33 bridge across Clinch River in Union County, relocated to Hogskin Creek in 1935 when Norris Lake was impounded.
Builder
- Nashville Bridge Co. of Nashville, Tennessee
Design
Pin-connected, 8-panel Camelback Pratt through truss, with a wooden floor
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 154.8 ft.
Total length: 160.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Also called
Black Fox Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.32806, -83.64417   (decimal degrees)
36°19'41" N, 83°38'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/262653/4023581 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Powder Springs
Inventory numbers
TN 290A0250001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32516 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2007)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 21.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
70

Update Log 

  • November 27, 2012: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Someone changed the name of the creek to "Hogskins." USGS maps, the TVA, and local residents say, it is Hogskin Creek..
  • October 27, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • September 15, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • September 14, 2008: New photos from Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com