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Kyles Ford Bridge



Kyles Ford Bridge

A Warren Through Truss bridge that carried State Highway 70 over the Clinch River at Kyles Ford, Tennessee

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in September 2008



Street View 


Warren Through truss bridge with Polygonal Top Chords, over Clinch River on State Highway 70
Hancock County, Tennessee
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1928-30
- Tennessee State Highway Department
Warren Polygonal Through truss with pre-stressed concrete deck approaches
Length of largest span: 161.7 ft.
Total length: 420.6 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.4 ft.
Also called
Edward R. Talley Bridge
Highway 70 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.56889, -83.04056   (decimal degrees)
36°34'08" N, 83°02'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/317408/4048987 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kyles Ford
Inventory numbers
TN 34SR0700001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32557 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 25.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2010: New Street View added by Calvin Sneed
  • January 1, 2010: Updated by Calvin Sneed: You are correct on the type of span here.. the T-DOT engineer got it confused with another bridge.
  • December 31, 2009: Updated by Calvin Sneed: According to T-DOT Region 1's Resident Bridge Engineer, this is actually a Deck Pratt Truss bridge. I sent him the above picture for clarification.
  • December 13, 2009: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: This is actually a Warren through truss
  • September 15, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • September 10, 2008: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • September 8, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • September 7, 2008: New photos from Calvin Sneed


  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Matthew Ridpath


Kyles Ford Bridge
Posted February 5, 2010, by J.P.

by the historic tennessee bridge record this bridge has been scheduled for demolition