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NS - Emory River Bridge


Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in July 2010


BH Photo #171239

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The primary purpose of this bridge is to allow CSX to deliver coal cars to the TVA Kingston Steam Plant, via trackage rights with the Norfolk-Southern Railway, which it connects to, just south of this bridge.


Warren Camelback bridge over Emory River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Harriman, Roane County, Tennessee
Open to traffic
Built 1910
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (LN)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Tennessee Central Railway (TC)
Warren Camelback through truss
Length of largest span: 23.0 ft.
Total length: 1,000.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.93004, -84.55648   (decimal degrees)
35°55'48" N, 84°33'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/720443/3978948 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2000)
Inventory numbers
TN 73023700003 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32664 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 1999)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 10, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Tennessee Central Railway", "Railroad"


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


NS - Emory River Bridge
Posted February 20, 2018, by David S. (dscharen [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Here are two shots of the Emory River Bridge that were taken on my return from Spring City during the August 2017 solar eclipse. The first image is taken from the parallel N. Roane St. bridge. The second image was taken from the lumber company parking lot on the north side of the bridge.


CSX Emory River Railroad Bridge
Posted April 10, 2013, by Carroll Jernigan (carrolljrngn [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge was originally built by the Tennessee Central Railroad. It was used for passenger train access by TC trains to their passenger terminal in Harriman. Trains were turned on a "wye" track at the Emory Gap yard and then backed the last few miles across this bridge into Harriman. Southern Railroad acquired the bridge after the Tennessee Central bankruptcy in 1968. One of the photos shows a rail car on a track under the bridge. The track in that photo was owned by the Harriman and Northeastern Railroad. H&NE's passenger terminal was just to the photographers right. For several years after the beginning of the twentieth century the little town of Harriman was served by by up to five railroads simultaneously. (TC, H&NE, L&N, Southern and the CNOTP)