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NS - Holston Bridge

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Spectacular three-span Deck Pratt truss bridge carrying the Norfolk Southern Railroad over the Holston River

Views are all from the north shore of the river, looking southbound, three miles downriver from Surgoinsville, Tennessee.

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in September 2008

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BH Photo #123130

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Spectacular three-span Pratt deck truss bridge over Holston River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Location
Hawkins County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Design
Three Warren deck truss spans with 10 northshore approach deck plate girder spans over the Holston River between Surgoinsville and Rogersville, Tennessee
Dimensions
Total length: 990.0 ft.
Also called
Norfolk Southern Hawkins Holston River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.43370, -82.87371   (decimal degrees)
36°26'01" N, 82°52'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/332047/4033684 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stony Point
Elevation
1.141 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 37375 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1908 (711)
Built during 1900s (7,228)
Deck girder (5,754)
Deck truss (1,734)
Girder (10,248)
Have street view (26,957)
Hawkins County, Tennessee (23)
Holston River (35)
Norfolk Southern Railway (1,919)
Open (39,899)
Owned by railroad (12,432)
Plate girder (7,934)
Pratt deck truss (357)
Pratt truss (9,308)
Railroad (15,439)
Southern Railway (362)
Tennessee (1,223)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,871)
Truss (32,815)

Update Log 

  • June 26, 2013: New Street View added by Calvin Sneed
  • December 31, 2009: Updated by Calvin Sneed: T-DOT's Resident Bridge engineer confirms the bridge design... also correct on the name... Thanks!
  • December 13, 2009: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: This is actually a Pratt deck truss
  • September 10, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • September 7, 2008: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

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