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SOU - SQVR Overpass

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Photo taken by Christopher Ness

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Overview
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over abandoned Sequatchie Valley Railroad on abandoned Southern Railway
Location
South Pittsburg, Marion County, Tennessee
Status
Abandoned
History
Abandoned 1909
Railroads
- Sequatchie Valley Railroad (1867) (SQVR)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.01784, -85.69538   (decimal degrees)
35°01'04" N, 85°41'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/619026/3875799 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
South Pittsburg
Inventory number
BH 56429 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2015: New photos from Kristen Wells
  • September 30, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Sequatchie Valley Railroad"
  • May 31, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Kristen Wells - Kristenwells1983 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

SQVR - Overpass
Posted November 7, 2020, by Cbalducc (cbalducc [at] yahoo [dot] com)

In the early 1900s the Southern Railway began to build its own railroad from Chattanooga to Stevenson, Alabama so they could avoid trackage rights on the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railroad. However, Southern abandoned the project due to a lack of funds. This bridge is one of the few remnants.

Abandoned Railroad Overpass
Posted September 30, 2013, by Logan Carmichael (loganthedj [at] gmail [dot] com)

This should actually be listed in Marion County, TN...not Claiborne. This is in South Pittsburg, just off Hwy 72 near the "River Park" alongside the Tennessee River -- in the shadow of the Shelby Rhinehart Bridge. The tunnel formerly carried trackage for the Sequatchie Valley Railroad, which now follows a different route.