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Fort Loudon Bridge

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Two-lane bridge as it crosses the floodgates of Fort Loudon Dam

Bridge rated structurally deficient, scheduled for replacement

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in October 2009

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BH Photo #146988

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Facts 

Overview
Two-lane concrete deck girder bridge anchored to the Fort Loudon Dam, spanning the Tennessee River on US 321/TN 95 in Lenoir City
Location
Lenoir City, Loudon County, Tennessee
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Lenoir City Ferry once existed below dam. Bridge wasn't build on top of dam until much later.
Design
Steel continuous girder and floorbeam system bridge.
Bridge's steel piers are not touching water. They are anchored to the Fort Loudon Dam, shore to shore.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.1 ft.
Total length: 2,270.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Also called
J. Carmichael Greer Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.79055, -84.24287   (decimal degrees)
35°47'26" N, 84°14'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/749179/3964225 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Concord
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
20,998
Inventory numbers
TN 53SR0950007 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 43456 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 45.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 14, 2020: New photo from Ben Tate
  • October 4, 2009: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Fort Loudon Bridge
Posted February 15, 2018, by Zachary S

Demolition should be nearly complete by now, was half removed back in November when I last went by - over the new bridge, for the first time. Was always a bit of a fun adventure to cross this one going to the mountains, and very frustrated it wasn't preserved as a walking bridge (there was quite a bit of support and a plan in the making) because of eleventh hour nonsense thrown in about its stability in case of a _10,000_ year flood. A small part might go toward building a bridge in a city park, but we'll see.

Fort Loudon Bridge
Posted October 19, 2011, by Thad Osborne (tgo1330 [at] comcast [dot] net)

Although Fort Loudon Dam wass built in 1941, this bridge, on State Route 95, was not built until the 1960s. It is called the John Carmichael Greer Bridge and replaced Bussell's Ferry, which was slightly downstream of the dam.