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Firescald Creek Stone Arch Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in August 2010

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BH Photo #173237

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Rare masonry stone arch bridge over Firescald Creek
Location
Altamont, Grundy County, Tennessee
Status
Closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Under Category 6 (#52), Tennessee has determined that this bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
History
Built in 1906 for $547.45, bypassed in 1970 when new bridge was built, now preserved as part of a roadside park
Builder
- R.M. Crick
Design
Rare masonry stone bridge, built with irregularly cut stones. A row of cut stone follows the line of the arch. There is little fill between the roadway and the arch, and there is no railing. Crick also designed and built the Hickory Creek Stone Arch bridge 10 miles away with a different kind of stone
Dimensions
Span length: 30.0 ft.
Total length: 30.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 1, 1987
Also called
Old Northcutts Stone Arch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.44583, -85.72885   (decimal degrees)
35°26'45" N, 85°43'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/615365/3923227 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Altamont
Inventory numbers
NRHP 87000522 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 45951 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Altamont, Tennessee (1)
Arch (11,946)
Built 1906 (609)
Built during 1900s (7,104)
Closed (2,643)
Deck arch (11,189)
Grundy County, Tennessee (8)
Have street view (26,492)
NR-listed (2,921)
Owned by county (20,560)
Preserved (1,164)
R.M. Crick (2)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,452)
Stone arch (2,988)
Tennessee (1,213)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,032)

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