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Kendrick's Creek Railroad Bridge

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Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in March 2012

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BH Photo #229029

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Description 

The bridge is skewed to align itself with the flow of the creek at the crossing, and is within 200 feet of the Kendrick Railroad Tunnel, the 33rd of 55 tunnels on the original Clinchfield route between Elkhorn City, KY and Spartanburg, SC.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Kendrick's Creek on Clinchfield Railroad (now CSX)
Location
Sullivan County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1907 as part of the Shannon, VA-to-Johnson City, TN segment of the historic Clinchfield Railroad
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad (CCO; Clinchfield)
Design
1 TPG Concrete Deck (plate girder)
Dimensions
Total length: 80.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.49233, -82.50692   (decimal degrees)
36°29'32" N, 82°30'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/365029/4039613 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sullivan Gardens
Inventory number
BH 51939 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 3, 2012: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

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