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Old Rugby Bridge

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Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in July 2010

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BH Photo #170620

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Description 

As part of the historic Rugby Community, a toll bridge was built on this site in 1880. When the toll ended, the state built a Howe through truss here, and in 1920, the Howe was replaced by a Warren pony truss which still stands in the pictures above. The Warren truss is considered a contributing element to early motor transportation into and out of the Rugby area, and is eligible for the National Register. It was bypassed with this pre-stressed concrete and steel stringer bridge in 1982.

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss bridge over White Oak Creek formerly on State Highway 52
Location
Rugby, Morgan County, Tennessee
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1920
Builder
- Tennessee Highway Department
Design
Warren pony truss
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Rugby Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.35339, -84.69072   (decimal degrees)
36°21'12" N, 84°41'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/707213/4025621 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rugby
Inventory number
BH 45714 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1920 (1,015)
Built during 1920s (9,922)
Closed (2,665)
Have street view (26,946)
Lost 1982 (108)
Lost during 1980s (1,370)
Morgan County, Tennessee (26)
NR-eligible (4,051)
Pony truss (16,184)
Preserved (1,186)
Rugby, Tennessee (2)
Tennessee (1,223)
Tennessee Highway Department (24)
Truss (32,782)
Warren pony truss (3,358)
Warren truss (6,564)

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2010: Added by Calvin Sneed

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Comments 

Old Highway 52 White Oak Bridge
Posted July 26, 2010, by Barbara Stagg (rugbytn [at] highland [dot] net)

Thank you Mr. Sneed for documenting the Warren pony truss bridge over the White Oak as you enter Historic Rugby.

We worked hard to get TDOT to leave the bridge for its historical importance when the 1982 bridge was constructed.