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Flat Branch Creek Stone Arch Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in August 2010

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BH Photo #173211

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Description 

Bridge was built with coursed, irregularly cut stones. A row of cut stones follows the line of the round arch. There is little fill between the roadway and the arch, and there is no railing. Abandoned bridge is through the trees, just past the culvert in the Street View.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned stone round arch bridge over Scott Creek
Location
Coalmont, Grundy County, Tennessee
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Of the two original arch spans, only one remains; the other has collapsed. Under Category 6 (#28), Tennessee has determined that this bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
History
Built by local builder A.J. Lockhart in 1898 for $620, abandoned with realignment of the road in 1979.
Builder
- A.J. Lockhart
Design
Masonry arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 14.0 ft.
Total length: 68.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.2 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.30512, -85.71277   (decimal degrees)
35°18'18" N, 85°42'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/617027/3907640 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tracy City
Elevation
1895 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 45950 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2015: New photos from Johnny C Barrett
  • August 22, 2010: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Johnny C Barrett - jcarsonbarrett [at] gmail [dot] com