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Aubrey J. Wagner Memorial Bridge

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Highway 68 Bridge Spanning Watts Bar Dam

Also known as the "Aubrey J 'Red' Wagner Bridge," named after TVA's longest serving chairman. Notice the rise in bridge elevation on right, then leveling out, then rise again on left.

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in October 2009

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BH Photo #146997

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Facts 

Overview
Two-lane plate deck girder bridge anchored to Watts Bar Dam, spanning the Tennessee River on State Highway 68. Owned and maintained by the Tennessee Valley Authority
Location
Meigs County, Tennessee, and Rhea County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
History
Bridge over the dam replaced a ferry at this location
Builder
- Tennessee Valley Authority
Design
Steel continuous girder and floorbeam system bridge.
Bridge steel piers do not touch water. They are anchored to the Watts Bar Dam, shore to shore.
Dimensions
Total length: 2,359.9 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 29.8 ft.
Also called
Highway 68 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.62161, -84.78025   (decimal degrees)
35°37'18" N, 84°46'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/701028/3944249 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Decatur
Inventory number
BH 43457 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • October 4, 2009: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com