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Veterans Memorial Bridge

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Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Tennessee River, Maclellan Island, A231, & A267 on FAU 3546
Location
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1984
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 420.0 ft.
Total length: 2,618.2 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 90.9 ft.
Also called
Veterans Bridge
FAU 3546 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.06083, -85.30167   (decimal degrees)
35°03'39" N, 85°18'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/654868/3881107 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chattanooga
Inventory numbers
TN 33035460001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 55220 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 93.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
19,270

Update Log 

  • January 22, 2013: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • January 15, 2013: Added by Andy Peters

Sources 

  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

Haletown TN bridge
Posted October 2, 2013, by jackwooten37@yahooo.com (jackwooten37 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

very short but to point. old bridge should be left alone

got this verne.

Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted September 4, 2013, by jackwooten (jackwooten37 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

this message on old HALETOWN TN BRIDGE is very important lot of MARION county HISTORY IS SONKING OF THE HORIZON, THIS SHOULD OF NEVER HAPPENED, JUST HOPE tdot of tn picks up on this e-mail, feel tdot of tn is very unproffessione; on this issue theu have the worst case of 9LOCK JAW I HAVE EVER SEEN NOT CAPTALIZED FOR REASON , MAY TDOT OF TN WILL RESPOND (SHAME ON TDOT OF TN IS THIS WAY PUBLIC SHOULD BE TREATED (E-MAIL ME LETSISCUSS THE ISSUE WAIYING IN WINGS, HAVE WAITED OVER A YEAR NO RESPONCE THIS IS anerican no communistic country, jackwooten37@yahoo.com

Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted August 8, 2013, by jack wootwen (jackwooten 372YAHOO [dot] COM)

YES IT WAS MARION MEMORIAL BRIDGE WHICH IS DEDICATED TO OUR VETRANS , WHEN IT HIT THE TENNNESEERIVER IT CANNOT REPRESENT JUST A PIECE OF JUNK ON BOTTOM OF RIVER, TGHRUL FEEL TDOT OF TN HAS BEEN 100% WRONG ON THIS ISSUE(this bridge should of never been put on tdots chopping block 9BARR NONE SHOULD NOT BE DESTROYED ( WHAT THE HADES THIS BRIDGE REPERSENTS LYING IN BOTTOM I CANNOT COMPERHEND (STOP THE DESTRUCTION OF MY HOME TIOWN HISTORY NOW PRESERVE PRESERVE PRESERVE THIS BRIDGE THIS BRIDGE.

Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted July 30, 2013, by Don Morrison

...... And to Jack Wooten:

The bridge you should apparently be posting to is Marion Memorial Bridge, not Veteran's Memorial Bridge.

I'm sure many of us here share your dismay at the loss of Marion Memorial Bridge. http://bridgehunter.com/tn/marion/marion/

Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted July 30, 2013, by Don Morrison

I believe Mr. Wooten is talking about the bridge at Haletown. Why the comments are on this page, I am not sure . . . . .

Check it out here - in Marion county, the next county west.

http://bridgehunter.com/tn/marion/marion/

Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted July 30, 2013, by Anonymous

Huh?

Does not look terrible other that being a UCEB...

Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted July 29, 2013, by jack wooten (jackwooten37 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

THIS OLD HALETOWN BRIDGE LOOKS LIKE HELL IT IS DUE TO TDOT OF TN NEGELENCE, IT IS THIS SIMOLE, TDOT PLEASE DEFEND THI

E-MAIL WAITING WAITING BEEN WAITING FOR OVER A YEAR NO RESPONCE FOR OVER YEAR TDOT OF TN WHERE ARE YOU , STOP RUINING THE HALETOWN TN COMMUNITY IT IS THIS SIMOPLE.

Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted July 29, 2013, by jack wooten (jackwooten37 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

THIS OLD HALETOWN BRIDGE LOOKS LIKE HELL IT IS DUE TO TDOT OF TN NEGELENCE, IT IS THIS SIMOLE, TDOT PLEASE DEFEND THI

E-MAIL WAITING WAITING BEEN WAITING FOR OVER A YEAR NO RESPONCE FOR OVER YEAR TDOT OF TN WHERE ARE YOU , STOP RUINING THE HALETOWN TN COMMUNITY IT IS THIS SIMOPLE.

Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted April 7, 2013, by jackwooten37 @yahoo.com (jackwooten37 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

hate to have to answer own post, but saw comment i made on old haletown bridge and it was disturbing to me, tdot will not be truthful on old haletown tn bridge, people are kept in dark when it comes to tdot of tn , if everything tdot saie was right we as americans would soon go under. and i stand behind this 100%. IF OUR GOVERNMENTAL RUN JOBS WERE ALL LIKE TDOT AMERICA WOULD BE IN RUIN, KNOW PROGRESS IS IMPORTANT, BUT WHERE TO FIND RIGHT SOLUTI9N MAYBE DIFFICULT, THE DESTRUCTION OF OLD HALETOWN BRIDGE FITS THIS CATEGORY, THIS BRIDGE SHOULD NEVER LOOK LIKE IT DOES TODAY, EXCUSE LANGUAGE BUT THIS BRIDGE LOOKS LIKE HELL, ALL BECAUSE OF TDOT OF TN, HOPING THIS WILL GET ME A RESPONCE OUT OF TDOT, IF IT DOES THEN I'VE BROKE OVER YEAR STALEMATE WITH TDOT, DOES ANYONE KNOW WHY TDOT WILL RESPOND TO AN IMPORTANT ISSUE(THIS BRIDGEWAS A VITAL NORTH SOUTH ROUTE UNTIL 1-24 BUT DUE TO POLITICAL ISSUE INVOLVED IT IS ABOUT TO HIT THE TN RIVER WHY? WHY? (THIS BRIDGE IS BEING DESTROYED FOR MORE FEASIBLE BRIDGE IS A BUNCH OF BULL AND I DO NOT HAVE TIME TO GO INTO A LENGTHY MESSAGE (MY MAIN MESSAGE IS THAT THIS BRIDGE BE SAVED FOR FUTURE GHENERSATIONS AND BE ASSET TO HALETOWN TN COMMUNITY.

Veterans Memorial Bridge at Haletown tn
Posted March 18, 2013, by jack wooten (jackwooten37 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

You can find an old post card picture on the net, this bridge should never been on chopping block for destruction I'm am 100% it should remain but tdot of tn as yet to discuss this important bridge at haletown Tn, why, I do not know this is the worst lock jaw situation I have ever faced tell tdot i'm still waiting ( and i will state further I'm still waiting have you lost your computer. Jackwooten37@yahoo.com

Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted March 15, 2013, by jack wooten (jackwooten37 [at] yahoo [dot] com )

why are vetrans being maltreated on haletown tn bridge, and why has tdot of tn hsad a year of silence on what is happening in Haletown TN (SOMEPNE GIVE ME SOME NEWS IT WILL PROBABLY BE STALE LET ME KNOW

jackwooten37@yahoo.com

Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted February 7, 2013, by jackwooten (jackwooten37 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

hope you were not calling marion memorial bridge in haletown tn ugly. it is very unique on national registry , if you are talking ugly i'll agree 100% bbut this bridge is dedicated to vets and it is in terrible shape because tdot of tn has nearly destroyed a landmark dedicated to VETS.

jackwooten37@yahoo.com

Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted January 22, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I appreciate seeing this discussion. I have often felt that naming an ugly bridge for veterans does not reflect the depth and value of their sacrifice. It would seem I am not the only one with this opinion.

Veterans Speak Out in Force Against UCEB'S
Posted January 22, 2013, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As a former veteran: Sonar Tech (SS) USS Narwhal SSN 671 and USS Jacksonville SSN 699, I speak against naming UCEB's in honor of vets. It is a dishonor, actually. If you really want to honor a vet by naming a bridge after him (them) then please find a bridge worthy of attention. Like this "Vets Mem. Bridge" in AL: http://bridgehunter.com/al/dale/pea-river/

Lets leave UCEBS for rednecks who want to use them to propose to their future spouses by spray painting their proposal questions on them.

Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted January 22, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks Matthew. I was hoping that nobody would misconstrue my post as being disrespectful to veterans - just disrespectful to UCEBs.

Also, I was one of the HSBs on this one!

Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted January 21, 2013, by Matt Lohry

And, for once, the HSB (half star bandit) is actually right!

Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted January 21, 2013, by Matt Lohry

As a U.S. Marine veteran, I also agree with Anon #1--it's a nice thought, but they could have named a nice looking historic bridge after veterans rather than this ugly thing.

Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted January 21, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have to side with the first anonymous here. I fully support the creation of war memorials, and the naming of bridges after war heroes. That being said, I think that this website should be limited to unique and interesting bridges, regardless of whether or not they are war memorials. It is great that this bridge was built as a war memorial, but the bridge itself is a modern UCEB.

Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted January 21, 2013, by Anonymous

The significance of this bridge is that it is a memorial to U.S. veterans.

Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted January 15, 2013, by Anonymous

Hmmm, what is the significance of this bridge?