Austin Peay Bridge
Photo taken by TDOT
BH Photo #183806
The bridge is the only known extant K-truss in the Federal Highway Administration's Southeast Region. The bridge also is historically significant for its associations with the early development of Tennessee's Highway Department.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Lost K-Truss through truss bridge over Cumberland River on Tn 56
- Gainesboro, Jackson County, Tennessee
- Replaced by new bridge
- Built by the Nashville Bridge Company in 1924 and replaced 1994
- - Montgomery and Parker Co. of Rockport, Indiana
- Nashville Bridge Co. of Nashville, Tennessee
- The bridge contains one 280-foot riveted K through truss that is flanked on each side by a
160-foot riveted Warren through truss with a polygonal top chord. The south approach
consists of two 28.5-foot concrete deck girder spans, and the north approach contains
twenty-three 53-foot concrete deck girder spans.
Length of largest span: 279.9 ft.
Total length: 1,693.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +36.37317, -85.65251 (decimal degrees)
36°22'23" N, 85°39'09" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/620874/4026182 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- TN 44SR0560009 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 46719 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 05/1991)
- Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 36.5 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
- January 26, 2015: HAER photos posted by Dave King
- October 28, 2010: Added by J.P.
- J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
- HAER TN-28 - Austin Peay Bridge, State Route 56 spanning Cumberland River, Gainesboro, Jackson County, TN