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Elkmont Little River Bridge

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Elkmont Little River Bridge Downstream Side

Steel corrugated galvanized pipe seems to have been added circa 1980

Photo taken by Bob Davis on March 28, 2009

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BH Photo #136220

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Description 

The Elkmont Bridge is a significant component of the transportation system in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Providing access to the first national park in the southern portion of the United States, this network of roads and bridges is representative of NPS park road design throughout the country. The Elkmont Bridge is a multiple arch steel and stone masonry bridge, composed of four multi-late arches. For additional information on the Elkmont Bridge, see HAER No. TN-35, historical overview, pages 111-113.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Little River on Elkmont Road
Location
Sevier County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938
Builder
- Civilian Conservation Corps
Design
Four stone arches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 24.9 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.65472, -83.58056   (decimal degrees)
35°39'17" N, 83°34'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/266385/3948720 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gatlinburg
Elevation
2198 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
1
Inventory number
BH 32684 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 73.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2018: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • December 26, 2014: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • March 30, 2009: New photos from Bob Davis

Sources 

  • Bob Davis - bobdaviscfi [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • HAER TN-35-S - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Elkmont Vehicle Bridge, Spanning Little River at Elkmont Campground, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net