Surprise Truss Bridge
Photo taken by C Hanchey in February 2010
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)
BH Photo #156257
Substructure composed of steel bents and masonry abutments, truss legs sit on concrete pads (55-gallon drums). Top chords and end posts are channels with battens and verticals are laced angles. Diagonals in the center panels are single rectilinear eyebars, and in the flanking panels are paired rectilinear eyebars. The counters are single rectilinear tie rods.
- Abandoned bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Big Sewee Creek
- Meigs County, Tennessee
- Built 1917 by the Champion Bridge Co.; Bypassed by new bridge in 1982
- - Champion Bridge Co. of Wilmington, Ohio
- Pratt Bedstead truss bridge
Length of largest span: 55.0 ft.
Total length: 98.3 ft.
Deck width: 12.2 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 6, 1982
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +35.64777, -84.63296 (decimal degrees)
35°38'52" N, 84°37'59" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/714299/3947462 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Ten Mile
- Inventory numbers
- NRHP 82004031 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 44253 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- September 5, 2016: Merged duplicate pages
- November 3, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected GPS.
- July 26, 2010: Added by Calvin Sneed
- February 25, 2010: Added by C Hanchey