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French Broad River Bridge

Photo 

Postcard View of the Bridge

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BH Photo #240310

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over French Broad River on US 25W/US 70/TN 9
Location
Jefferson County, Tennessee
Status
Demolished, replaced by concrete deck girder bridge
History
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1942; replaced 2002
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 280.8 ft.
Total length: 2,561.1 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.03923, -83.33841   (decimal degrees)
36°02'21" N, 83°20'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/289330/3990830 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
White Pine
Inventory numbers
TN 45SR0090015 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32577 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 24, 2018: Updated by Amanda: Replaced by UCEB
  • September 27, 2012: New photo from Martha Carver
  • August 24, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Martha Carver - martha_carver [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Comments 

French Broad River Bridge on SR9 over French Broad River
Posted September 5, 2008, by Thad Osborne (tgo1330 [at] comcast [dot] net)

This bridge was originally built to replace Hayes Ferry crossing the river at this point. During the construction of Douglas Dam in 1942 it was extensively rebuilt including several concrete appproach spans on the east end. Only one steel span was retained.

Very recently a new concrete bridge was constructed by Britton Bridge Co to replace it, and the old bridge was removed.