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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


BH Photo #123112


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
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
TN 34SR0700001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32557 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 99 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

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