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Boyds Creek Bridge

Photos 

Boyds Creek Bridge view from upstream side

Deck Widened and new guard rails installed circa 2000 above stone arch

Photo taken by Bob Davis on February 12, 2009

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BH Photo #133538

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stone Arch bridge over Boyds Creek on State Highway 338
Location
Sevier County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1898; widened 1920, widened again 1990
Builder
- J.C. Thomas (Civil Engineer)
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 57.0 ft.
Total length: 138.1 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.92639, -83.65222   (decimal degrees)
35°55'35" N, 83°39'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/260712/3979034 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boyds Creek
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
7,790
Inventory numbers
TN 78S24200001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32675 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 56.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

19th Century (7,438)
Arch (11,970)
Built 1898 (305)
Built during 1890s (2,955)
Deck arch (11,211)
Functionally obsolete (6,580)
J.C. Thomas (1)
Open (39,654)
Owned by state (15,792)
Sevier County, Tennessee (35)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,980)
Stone arch (2,994)
Tennessee (1,216)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,880)

Update Log 

  • August 29, 2010: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • February 19, 2009: Updated by Bob Davis: added local history
  • February 16, 2009: Updated by Bob Davis

Sources 

  • Bob Davis - bobdaviscfi [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Boyds Creek Bridge
Posted August 29, 2010, by Calvin Sneed (us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Excellent pictures, Bob.. added some more to this historic bridge. VERY heavily traveled road.. had to dodge traffic..even at 8 o'clock in the morning!

Boyds Creek Bridge
Posted February 13, 2009, by Bob Davis (bobdaviscfi [at] earthlink [dot] net)

Marble marker at bridge states: "C. W. Fox, J. W. Sharp, T.D.W. McMahan PIKE COMMISSIONERS, J. C. Thomas C.E., Erected 1898" The bridge deck was widened circa 2000 but the stone arch remains sufficient for the loads of this two-lane road. This bridge is close to my residence and photos will be posted within the week. Latitude/Longitude recorded yesterday were 35 degrees 55'35" N and 83 degrees 39'10" W (in agreement with the website data)