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Saulpaw Bridge

Photos 

File:Old-gay-street-bridge-1886-tn1.jpg

Library of Congress

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BH Photo #292385

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost wooden Howe through truss bridge over Tennessee River on Gay Street
Location
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built by GW Saulpaw 1880; Replaced by current bridge 1898
Builder
- G.W. Saulpaw
Design
Howe through truss accurately depicted by the 1886 sketch shown.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 185.0 ft.
Total length: 1,480.0 ft.
Deck width: 21.7 ft.
Also called
Gay Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.95860, -83.91487   (decimal degrees)
35°57'31" N, 83°54'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/237116/3983285 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Knoxville
Inventory number
BH 62671 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 12, 2015: Updated by Bob Davis: Added categories "Total length 1000-2500 feet", "Tennessee River"
  • August 26, 2014: Added by Dave King

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Saulpaw Bridge
Posted August 27, 2014, by Gene McCluney (gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com)

It is amazing how short the life span of an uncovered wood bridge was. 18 years! Hardly seems economical to have built them.