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ET&G - Loudon Bridge

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ET&G - Loudon Bridge

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt in July 2018

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BH Photo #433373

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Tennessee River on East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad
Location
Loudon, Loudon County, Tennessee
Status
Arsoned by retreating Confederates September 1st, 1863
History
Built ca 1850; Arson planned, but never attemped due to being well-guarded November 8th, 1861; Burned by retreating Confederates September 1st, 1863
Railroad
- East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad (ET&G)
Design
Howe through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 1,700.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.74681, -84.33163   (decimal degrees)
35°44'49" N, 84°19'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/741288/3959150 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Loudon
Inventory number
BH 69275 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 11, 2020: Updated by Bob Davis: Added categories "Uncovered wooden deck truss", "One-lane traffic"
  • December 15, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • August 20, 2018: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • September 20, 2015: Added by Luke

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ET&G - Loudon Bridge
Posted November 11, 2020, by Bob Davis (bobdaviscfi [at] earthlink [dot] net)

This bridge was 1700-ft long across the Tennessee River at Loudon, TN and was first used in March 1855 according to newspaper article of March 24, 1855 of the Brownlow Whig published in Knoxville, TN.