Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in August 2010
Bridge consists of one 100-foot pin-connected Pratt through truss, and five steel I-beam spans. Bridge is through tree thicket in above Google Street View.
- Pratt through truss bridge over Beaver Creek
- Bluff City, Sullivan County, Tennessee
- Closed to all traffic
- Future prospects
- Available for reuse
- Built in 1898 to replace an existing bridge, road later designated as State Highway 37, closed in 1971 when new State Highway 394 bridge was built upstream, Thomas Bridge barricaded and left intact.
- - New Columbus Bridge Co. of Columbus, Ohio
- Substructure consists of masonry abutments, steel-encased concrete tubular piers connected by a solid steel partition, and bents of pin-connected laced channels (one bent was added on the south end of the bridge), Composition of the truss is typical. Top chords and end posts are channels with battens. Bottom chords and diagonals are paired rectilinear eyebars. Verticals are small channels with lacing, except hip verticals that are paired rectilinear eyerods. Decorative features included the laced portal with arched knee bracing and laced handrail.
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 171.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +36.50685, -82.27236 (decimal degrees)
36°30'25" N, 82°16'21" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/386060/4040920 (zone/easting/northing)
- 1432 ft. above sea level
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory number
- BH 45839 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- August 8, 2010: Added by Calvin Sneed
- Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com