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Camp Jordan Bridge

Photos 

On Bridge

Photo taken by James F. Gentner in November 2006

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BH Photo #139504

Map 

Description 

This bridge was originally in Walker County, GA, and was moved to east Ridge, Tennessee for a Grand Re-opening in May 2001 for Camp Jordan Park.

Essay 

Written by James F. Gentner

This bridge came from Walker County, GA as the last steel truss bridge in the county, and Hamilton County acquired it for reuse at Camp Jordan. If anyone has information about the history of this bridge,please post it or contact me at jfgentner at aol dot com.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over West Chickamauga Creek on a trail at Camp Jordan Park
Location
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
History
Built 1910 by the Converse Bridge Co. as the Suttle Mill Bridge; relocated to Camp Jordan in 2001
Builder
- Converse Bridge Co. of Chattanooga, Tennessee
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Also called
Suttle Mill Bridge
West Chickamauga Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.00430, -85.20000   (decimal degrees)
35°00'15" N, 85°12'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/664253/3875000 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
East Chattanooga
Inventory number
BH 42494 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2016: New photos from Ben Tate
  • July 17, 2010: Updated by James F. Gentner: Provided Information and history. Big Thanks to Martha Carver for the Info and history!
  • May 2, 2009: Essay added by James F. Gentner

Sources 

  • James F. Gentner - jfgentner678 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com