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Market Street Bridge

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Overview

Photo taken June 2005 by James Adorno

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Tennessee River on Market Street (State Highway 8) in Chattanooga
Location
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
Status
Rehabilitated in 2006
History
Built 1917
Design
Bascule Steel through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 358.8 ft.
Total length: 1,894.5 ft.
Deck width: 36.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.4 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 20, 2010
Also called
Chief John Ross Bridge (official name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.05897, -85.30909   (decimal degrees)
35°03'32" N, 85°18'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/654195/3880889 (zone/easting/northing)
USGS topographic map
Chattanooga
Inventory numbers
TN 33SR0080007 (Tennessee bridge number)
NRHP 10001047 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 32545 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2011)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 56.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
23,020

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • August 23, 2010: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • March 10, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Added Google Street View
  • July 7, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • October 10, 2005: Posted photos from James Adorno

Sources 

  • James Adorno
  • Wikipedia
  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Eddie Douthitt - eddied1962 [at] charter [dot] net
  • Douglas Butler
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Market Street Bridge
Posted July 25, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Market Street bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Market Street Bridge
Posted May 24, 2013, by Kenton Dickerson (kentondi [at] comcast [dot] net)

Video of bridge in operation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdzVtOF495A

Market Street Bridge
Posted November 10, 2008, by Alan Walker (awalker1829 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Market Street Bridge is also known as the "Chief John Ross Bridge" for Chief John Ross, the last leader of the Cherokee Nation before their removal in the 1830s. His trading post sat on the south bank of the river near present day Ross's Landing.

Market Street Bridge
Posted December 15, 2007, by chris sharp (chris_03262003 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

hope that it has been refurbished up there in that area of tennessee sure is beautiful country side town were its located at

Market Street Bridge
Posted October 10, 2007, by LMC

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Market Street Bridge Picture
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Bridge Plate

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Market Street Bridge
Posted February 15, 2007, by James Adorno (adorno423 [at] aol [dot] com)

The bridge rehab is on schedule and scheduled to open in September 2007. I'll be there!