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Great Falls Dam Bridge

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Caney Fork River Great Falls Dam Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in July 2011

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Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Caney Fork River on Great Falls Road
Location
Warren County, Tennessee, and White County, Tennessee
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1925; raised 35 feet in 1924-25 when the dam was raised; rehabilitated 1931
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 29.9 ft.
Total length: 782.2 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Also called
Rock Island Dam Bridge
Caney Fork River Bridge
Dam Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.80194, -85.62203   (decimal degrees)
35°48'07" N, 85°37'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/624506/3962857 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Doyle
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
25
Inventory numbers
TN 890A2490001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 49177 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2012)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 30 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 2, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 23, 2011: Added by C Hanchey

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Great Falls Dam Bridge
Posted August 21, 2011, by J.P.

I think there was a point after 9/11 as part of homeland security they shut down most roads that pass over dams. Hoover dam was even bypassed by this if I recall. But someone correct me if I'm Wrong.

Great Falls Dam Bridge
Posted August 20, 2011, by Daniel Maynard (danielraymaynard [at] gmail [dot] com)

When was this closed to traffic? I can recall driving over it in the early 90s. Not sure we were allowed to do so, but I do remember it.