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Eastman Road Holston River Sluice Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in February 2010

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BH Photo #154607

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned 2-span Pratt through truss bridge over Holston River, South Fork Sluice Banch that formerly carried South Eastman Road in Kingsport
Location
Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tennessee
Status
Abandoned
History
One of two truss bridges over the Holston River South Fork at Eastman Chemical Company--first longer one sunk in river after overweight 18-wheeler caved it in--county later closed this two-span bridge 8 blocks south
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Design
Two pin-connected Pratt through trusses
Dimensions
Total length: 250.0 ft.
Also called
Eastman Road Sluice Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.51850, -82.55432   (decimal degrees)
36°31'07" N, 82°33'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/360830/4042583 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kingsport
Elevation
1190 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 37128 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 26, 2013: New Street View added by Calvin Sneed
  • August 26, 2010: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • February 7, 2010: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • April 14, 2009: Updated by Curtis Lee: added coordinates, elevation, length
  • August 12, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • August 10, 2008: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Curtis Lee - clee47ford [at] yahoo [dot] com