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State Highway 33 Continuous Warren Through truss Bridge over Clinch River (Norris Lake) in Union County #87-SR0033-15.83

One of East Tennessee's longest continuous Warren through truss bridges. View is from south approach, headed northbound. Note curve in approach to bridge superstructure.

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in August 2008

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Description 

Original Clinch River through truss bridge moved to Hogskin Creek in Grainger County, this bridge built by TVA for Norris Dam impoundment. New bridge being built right alongside this one.

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Overview
Two span Warren continuous through truss bridge over Clinch River (Norris Lake) on TN 33 between Maynardville and Tazewell
Location
Union County, Tennessee
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1936
Builder
- Tennessee Valley Authority
Design
Two, two-span continuous Warren trusses, each a 505.5-foot through Warren, and 17 steel I-beam approaches on a concrete substructure.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 252.6 ft.
Total length: 1,915.7 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.1 ft.
Also called
Highway 33 Bridge
Norris Lake Bridge
#87-SR0033-15.83
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.33432, -83.74205   (decimal degrees)
36°20'04" N, 83°44'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/253884/4024521 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Powder Springs
Elevation
1029 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
TN 87SR0330007 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32717 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 6.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
6,550

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2012: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • December 31, 2009: Updated by Calvin Sneed: T-DOT's Resident Bridge engineer confirms the bridge design... Thanks!
  • December 13, 2009: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: This is actually a continuous Warren through truss
  • August 3, 2008: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • August 1, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

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