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Dandridge Bridge

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1 3-span Warren cantilevered through truss bridge with polygonal top chords over the French Broad River (Douglass Lake) at Jefferson City, Tennessee

One of 3 cantilevered Warren through truss bridges built after TVA impounded dams on rivers in East Tennessee.

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in August 2008

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BH Photo #122328

Map 

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Facts 

Overview
1 3-span Warren cantilevered through truss bridge with polygonal top chords over French Broad River on State Highway 92 in Dandridge
Location
Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic, scheduled for replacement
Future prospects
Scheduled for replacement
History
Built 1942-1944; rehabilitated 1962, repair work scheduled March 1, 2010
Builder
- Nashville Bridge Co. of Nashville, Tennessee
Design
One three-span cantilevered continuous Warren through truss with polygonal top chords and five steel I-beams.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 333.0 ft.
Total length: 1,466.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Also called
Dr. James D. Hoskins-H.B. Jarnigan Bridge
French Broad Iron Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.01000, -83.41167   (decimal degrees)
36°00'36" N, 83°24'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/282649/3987747 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jefferson City
Inventory numbers
TN 45SR0920005 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32578 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
2,920

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2015: Updated by Andy Peters: added Aug. 2015 news link about bridge replacement
  • April 24, 2009: New photos from Christopher McCarter
  • September 2, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • August 27, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • August 24, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Christopher McCarter - cmccarternx01 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Project Website
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Dandridge Bridge
Posted September 14, 2017, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

I visited this bridge September 15th, 2017. Construction is well underway on the new bridge, though I don't anticipate completion until 2018

Dandridge Bridge
Posted July 4, 2015, by Anonymous

Attached is a TVA photograph of the original Dandridge bridge, replaced in 1942 by the current bridge. It was east of the present bridge. The view are from the south end, looking across the river toward Dandridge. Portions of this bridge were salvaged and re-used in Sevier County below Douglas Dam. The road to Chestnut Hill was not yet part of state route #92.

Hoskins-Jarnagin Bridge, Dandridge, Tennessee
Posted January 27, 2015, by Thad Osborne (tgo1330 [at] comcast [dot] net)

This bridge replaced the original Dandridge Bridge when Douglas Dam was built, which, in turn, replaced an earlier ferry. A replacement bridge will be built immediately west of the present bridge, and will require acquiring some right of way, acquisition of which was underway as of June 2014.