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Old L & N Railroad Bridge 1

Photos 

Deck

Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt in April 2010

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BH Photo #162824

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Wooden bridge over CSX Railroad on NFA A317 (Columbus Road)
Location
Polk County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
TDOT will be replacing this bridge with a 134' prestressed concrete bridge starting mid 2018
History
Built 1915; rehabilitated 1992
Railroad
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 29.8 ft.
Total length: 91.8 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.23182, -84.61116   (decimal degrees)
35°13'55" N, 84°36'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/717390/3901366 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oswald Dome
Inventory numbers
TN 700A3170001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32656 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2014)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
40

Categories 

Beam (11,934)
Built 1915 (1,130)
Built during 1910s (8,748)
CSX Railroad (1,249)
Doomed (1,028)
Open (36,537)
Owned by county (18,846)
Polk County, Tennessee (28)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,559)
Structurally deficient (18,415)
Tennessee (1,031)
Timber stringer (3,340)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,931)
Wooden deck (5,863)

Update Log 

  • June 15, 2017: New photos from Anthony Wallace
  • November 10, 2013: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • April 18, 2010: New photos from Eddie Douthitt

Sources 

  • Eddie Douthitt - eddied1962 [at] charter [dot] net
  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Anthony Wallace