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Middle Creek Suspension Bridge

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in January 2019

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BH Photo #443948

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Description 

This 100-foot suspension bridge is the fourth bridge constructed over Middle Creek; the first (built 1979) and second (1997) were washed away by floods. When a large dead pine fell across the third bridge (2013) the steel towers held fast, but some of the cable and the decking had to be replaced. The iron footings from the first bridges are still visible in the boulders mid-creek.

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension bridge over Middle Creek on Cumberland Trail
Location
Hamilton County, Tennessee
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1979; rebuilt 1997 and 2013
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Dimensions
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.13063, -85.36105   (decimal degrees)
35°07'50" N, 85°21'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/649325/3888759 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84514 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 21, 2019: New photos from Ben Tate

Sources 

  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com