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Broadway Viaduct Plaque

1936 Plaque for the 22 span concrete tee bridge

Photo taken by Bob Davis on February 10, 2009

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Overview
Concrete tee bridge over Norfolk Southern railroad tracks on U.S. 11, U.S. 70, U.S. 441, State Highway 33 in downtown Knoxville
Location
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
Status
Functionally obsolete, but open to traffic
History
Built 1927
Builder
- Roehl and Gervin (Contractors)
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.6 ft.
Total length: 746.4 ft.
Deck width: 45.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.96807, -83.92430   (decimal degrees)
35°58'05" N, 83°55'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/236297/3984361 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Knoxville
Inventory numbers
TN 47SR0010025 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 39918 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 43.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
26,520

Update Log 

  • July 11, 2010: New Street View added by Calvin Sneed
  • June 9, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • April 11, 2010: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Also carries U.S. 11 and 441, crosses N-S Railway,doesn't cross Second Creek, parallels it
  • February 19, 2009: Updated by Bob Davis: change thumbnail
  • February 18, 2009: Updated by Bob Davis
  • February 16, 2009: Added by Bob Davis

Sources 

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