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Obion River Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Obion River on TN Route 306
Location
Meigs County, Tennessee
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1922
Design
Swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.35086, -84.88205   (decimal degrees)
35°21'03" N, 84°52'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/692452/3914011 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Birchwood
Inventory number
BH 66119 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1922 (661)
Built during 1920s (9,431)
Lost (21,661)
Meigs County, Tennessee (12)
Movable (2,833)
Owned by county (19,892)
Swing (1,351)
Tennessee (1,174)

Update Log 

  • February 20, 2015: Updated by Matt Lohry: Corrected county location: this bridge is in Miegs County.
  • February 18, 2015: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Matt Lohry

Comments 

Obion River Bridge
Posted February 21, 2015, by Robert Elder

Last week, I successfully relocated a bridge from the coast of Panama back to the mountains of West Virginia where it belongs. The NBI had misplaced it. Bridge hunting is hard sometimes.

Obion River Bridge
Posted February 21, 2015, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

There's an element of blindfolded dart throwing to the creation of some of these movable bridge listings. Sometimes bridgehunters are able to come up with a real bridge that seems to sort of fit and sometimes not.

In the case of the Sabine River bridge in Harris County, bridgehunters kindly converted it to an Intracoastal Waterway bridge between Chambers and Galveston Counties.

Again, it may be why he specializes in movable bridges.

Obion River Bridge
Posted February 20, 2015, by Matt Lohry

I've noticed also that the posted location is over a little part of the side of the river with no outlet, so there would have been no point to a movable bridge here anyway...

Obion River Bridge
Posted February 20, 2015, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

... and/or is TN Route 306 the right road over...

This is why the bridge is movable...

Obion River Bridge
Posted February 20, 2015, by Matt Lohry

So now I suppose the million dollar question is, is this the correct location with the correct river being the Hiawassee, or is the Obion correct with incorrect coordinates? Looks like a little research may be in order...

Obion River Bridge
Posted February 20, 2015, by Matt Lohry

He's got this one in the opposite corner of the state...

Obion River Bridge
Posted February 20, 2015, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

It's the same creator who had the Sabine River flowing through Harris County in Texas. That only missed by a hundred miles or so, though...

Obion River Bridge
Posted February 20, 2015, by Matt Lohry

True that; I didn't even notice...I guess a little more research should have been done before this entry was even created...

Obion River Bridge
Posted February 20, 2015, by Anonymous

Considering the river is the Hiawassee, not the Obion, I doubt the GPS is correct.

Obion River Bridge
Posted February 20, 2015, by Matt Lohry

Actually, if the lat & long coordinates are correct, then accrording to Google Earth, that actually places this bridge in southeastern Miegs County, a mere stone's throw (slightly west) from the Bradley County line, but it's a lot closer to Bradley County than Dyer County, for sure.

Obion River Bridge
Posted February 20, 2015, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)
Obion River Bridge
Posted February 19, 2015, by Jim (lift772 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This record is about 350 miles off. SR-306 is in northern Bradley County not Dyer County.