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Henley Street Bridge

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Henley Street Bridge, Downtown Knoxville #47-SR0033-06.72

6 open spandrel dual ribbed concrete arches and 6 concrete deck girders, all on a concrete substructure. Longest open spandrel concrete arch bridge in Tennessee, looking southbound.

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in May 2008

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Overview
Open spandrel dual ribbed concrete arch 6-span bridge over Tennessee River on U.S. 441 (State Highway 33) in downtown Knoxville #47-SR0033-06.72
Location
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1930-31, Rehabilitated 2012-13
Builders
- Booth & Flinn Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Marsh Engineering Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Design
Six open-spandrel dual ribbed concrete arches, and six concrete deck girder spans, all on a concrete substructure, with lateral bracing and standard spindle railings.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 316.9 ft.
Total length: 1,793.3 ft.
Deck width: 54.4 ft.
Also called
Chapman Highway Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.95681, -83.91824   (decimal degrees)
35°57'24" N, 83°55'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/236806/3983095 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Knoxville
Inventory numbers
TN 47SR0330011 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32598 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2016)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 77.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
43,230

Update Log 

  • September 15, 2013: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • November 24, 2012: New Street View added by Ben Tate
  • December 20, 2011: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • June 19, 2011: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • January 27, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: New status, added external links and some nice HDR photos from Flickr.
  • September 21, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge slated for rehab.
  • July 10, 2010: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Updated Street View to show view from shore to shore, not from middle of bridge
  • June 28, 2010: Updated by Calvin Sneed: updated exact location of GPS coordinates
  • April 14, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • August 3, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • July 4, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed

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Henley Street Bridge
Posted April 29, 2012, by D. W. Adams (weetbixmarmite [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I just realized that we crossed this bridge back in December of 2010 on our way hoam from Gatlinburg, where we'd almost gotten snoad in! I couldn't tell from the car what a grand crossing it was, but I did take notice of the parapets. I hoap they're able to recreate them in faithful detail.

Henley Street Bridge
Posted December 21, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks, Nathan.

Henley Street Bridge
Posted December 21, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

It is my understanding that the arch will still be load-bearing, however as you can see in the photos, very little of the original bridge material will remain: only the arch ring and the substructure.

Henley Street Bridge
Posted December 21, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I was just looking at Mr. Sneed's photographs of the demolition of this structure. I know that the arches are being retained, but will they actually bear any weight or are they just going to be rendered decorative?

Henley Street Bridge
Posted March 5, 2009, by Bob Davis (bobdaviscfi [at] earthlink [dot] net)

This bridge was designed by the Marsh Engineering Company, Des Moines, Iowa