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Western Ave. Bridge

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View Of Asylum (Western) Avenue Viaduct In Setting From Northwest, Facing Southeast

Photo taken by George Hornal for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

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Description 

It is one of the oldest known continuous deck girder bridge erected in the U.S. The contractor foe the bridge was the Foster-Creighton-Gould Company of Nashville, Tennessee. Today known as the Foster Creighton Company, it is a major firm in the southeast.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Stringer bridge over Southern Railway & Second Creek on TN-62
Location
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1909; Replaced 1994
Builder
- Foster-Creighton-Gould Co. of Nashville, Tennessee
Design
Concrete stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 349.1 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Also called
Asylum Avenue Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.96464, -83.92615   (decimal degrees)
35°57'53" N, 83°55'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/236119/3983985 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Knoxville
Inventory numbers
TN 47SR0620015 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 54558 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/1990)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
19,400

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2015: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • November 20, 2012: Added by Jared Mixson

Sources 

  • Jared Mixson
  • HAER TN-29 - Asylum Avenue Viaduct, Spanning Second Creek & Southern Railroad at State Route 62, Knoxville, Knox County, TN