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Shelby Rhinehart Bridge



Photo taken by James F. Gentner in October 2004

BH Photo #139653


Street View 


Shelby Rhinehart Bridge, South Pittsburg, TN

Going west over the Shelby Rhinehart Bridge

Video posted by Eddie Douthitt

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Modern bowstring tied-arch steel through truss bridge over Tennessee River on State Highway 156 in South Pittsburg
South Pittsburg, Marion County, Tennessee
Open to traffic
Built 1981, after replacing the South Pittsburg-New Hope Ferry
Steel through arch
Length of largest span: 750.0 ft.
Total length: 1,514.2 ft.
Deck width: 47.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.01508, -85.69392   (decimal degrees)
35°00'54" N, 85°41'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/619163/3875494 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
South Pittsburg
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
TN 58SR1560001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 42500 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 87.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2017: New photos from Chris Simmons
  • March 2, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • May 2, 2010: New video from Eddie Douthitt
  • April 10, 2010: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • March 10, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Added Google Street View
  • May 2, 2009: Added by James F. Gentner


  • James F. Gentner - jfgentner678 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Eddie Douthitt - dalton1861 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Chris Simmons - atlanta_bulldog_red [at] yahoo [dot] com


Shelby Rhinehart Bridge
Posted October 29, 2013, by Zachary S

This is the bridge my grandpa always used to tell my mom that they were going to have to drive OVER, rather than through. Amusing stuff.

Shelby Rhinehart Bridge
Posted June 7, 2010, by Calvin Sneed (us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Eddie: EXCELLENT video!