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West Fifth Avenue Viaduct

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Fifth Avenue Viaduct

13 spans of concrete tee beams carry vehicles over Second Creek ans Southern Railway

Photo taken by Bob Davis on February 10, 2009

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Overview
Concrete tee beam bridge over Norfolk-Southern Railroad and Second Creek (west spans on a 30-degree skew) on West Fifth Avenue in Knoxville
Location
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
History
Built 1935; rehabilitated 1992
Builder
- M. L. Garrett (Contractor)
Railroad
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Design
Concrete tee beam funded by the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 432.1 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Skew angle
30 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.97167, -83.92639   (decimal degrees)
35°58'18" N, 83°55'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/236121/3984766 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Knoxville
Inventory numbers
TN 470A1310001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 39917 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2014)
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: 80.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
260

Update Log 

  • December 19, 2010: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • July 11, 2010: New Street View added by Calvin Sneed
  • February 18, 2009: Updated by Bob Davis: added Federal program that funded this bridge
  • February 16, 2009: Added by Bob Davis

Sources 

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