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
BH Photo #146988
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.
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.