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Hutsell Truss Bridge

Photos 

Bridge channel span, from west side looking east

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in November 2014

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BH Photo #307950

Map 

Description 

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places, 1982.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned one-lane bedstead pony truss bridge over Big Sewee Creek
Location
Meigs County, Tennessee
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
One of the first bridges built in Meigs County, TN, 1910
Builder
- Champion Bridge Co. of Wilmington, Ohio
Design
Pratt Bedstead Truss, with rock abutments and steel girder approaches. One single span over creek.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 90.0 ft.
Total length: 170.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 6, 1982
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.61362, -84.68785   (decimal degrees)
35°36'49" N, 84°41'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/709418/3943556 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tranquillity
Inventory numbers
NRHP 82004024 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 64004 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 9, 2014: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Hutsell Truss Bridge
Posted November 11, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yes, very nice indeed! And despite looking like it's been through a 15 Round boxing match, it retains a great deal of character.

Champion liked to add a brace between the truss legs and lower chord... In fact, A former span of their design in Jay County, Indiana actually featured a diagonal eyebar that was pinned to the UPPER chord. A very unusual design!

Hutsell Truss Bridge
Posted November 11, 2014, by Zachary S

Very nice find... quite a rarity, in this part of the country.