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Hill Avenue Arch Bridge

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Hill Avenue Arch Bridge (First Creek Arch Bridge)

Knoxville's second longest concrete arch bridge, 3 spans long, near the mouth of First Creek at the Tennessee River. (47-A0129-00.08)

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in July 2008

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Description 

5 deck arches, with 2 straight spandrel ribs, spindle railing (47-A0129-00.08)

Facts 

Overview
Concrete open-spandrel arch bridge over First Creek in Knoxville on Hill Ave.
Location
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
Status
Undergoing restoration with structural repairs and new deck
Builder
- Luten Bridge Co.
Design
Concrete open-spandrel arch, skewed on east end
Skew angle
30 degrees
Also called
First Creek Arch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.96180, -83.91365   (decimal degrees)
35°57'42" N, 83°54'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/237237/3983636 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Knoxville
Inventory numbers
TN 470A1060001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32582 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2010)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 72.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
5,380

Update Log 

  • October 22, 2010: Updated by Bob Davis: Bridge is being repaired
  • June 9, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • February 20, 2009: Updated by Bob Davis: added bridge designer
  • August 3, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • July 22, 2008: New photos from Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bob Davis - bobdaviscfi [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com

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Hill Avenue Arch Bridge
Posted January 31, 2011, by Douglas Clark (dgls44 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The bridge deck was stripped down to the concrete and was rehabilitated. New concrete deck was poured on top and some work was done under it also. New LED street lights and sidewalk lights were also installed