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Ft. Robinson Bridge

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Bridge profile, from east bank looking west

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in March 2016

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BH Photo #350120

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Description 

Early example of concrete tee beam-type bridge construction that became the norm, to replace the more expensive building of steel truss and arch bridges in the mid to late 1930's. According to nearby residents, the original crossing was a road that followed, then crossed Dry Hollow Branch on a ford just north of the current bridge. Bridge built 1938, then rebuilt 1990. Scheduled for replacement 2017.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete tee beam bridge over Dry Hollow Branch on Fort Robinson Drive
Location
Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic, sidewalks have potholes
Future prospects
Scheduled for demolition and replacement 2017
History
Built 1938 to replace dirt road that ran along branch, rehabilitated 1990
Design
Concrete tee beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 25.9 ft.
Total length: 144.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Dry Hollow Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.55277, -82.58537   (decimal degrees)
36°33'10" N, 82°35'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/358113/4046430 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kingsport
Elevation
1236 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 71438 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 20, 2016: New Street View added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

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