Old CNTP - New River Bridge
Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in July 2010
BH Photo #169840
The abandoned bridge and the nearby Robbins Tunnel south of it (also called Tunnel 15 by Norfolk Southern) were bypassed when the new trackage and bridge downriver opened in 1963.
- Abandoned Pratt deck truss bridge over New River once carried Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway's Cincinnati Southern Railroad (later Norfolk Southern), before being bypassed
- Scott County, Tennessee
- Built in 1879 by the Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway, for its Cincinnati Southern Line (later sold to Norfolk Southern Railway)
- - T.F. Pyott Bridge Co. of Chattanooga, Tennessee
- - Cincinnati Southern Railway (CNTP)
- Cincinnati, New Orleans, & Texas Pacific Railway (CNO&TP; CNTP)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
- A 200-foot iron-modified Pratt deck truss over the river channel, flanked on either side by a 730-foot trestle of 4 Warren deck trusses, with a total length of 930 feet. In 1962-1963 when a new bridge bypassed this bridge and the nearby Robbins Tunnel, the 4 Warren decks were dismantled, leaving only the Pratt deck truss in these pictures in place, spanning the New River channel.
Length of largest span: 230.0 ft.
Total length: 935.0 ft.
- Also called
- NS New River Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +36.38046, -84.55299 (decimal degrees)
36°22'50" N, 84°33'11" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/719499/4028929 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Oneida South
- Inventory number
- BH 45669 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- November 5, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
- August 19, 2013: New photo from Michael Miller
- January 23, 2013: New photos from Alex Wood
- October 24, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated GPS location
- July 18, 2010: Added by Calvin Sneed