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Siam Steel Bridge

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One lane, two span Pratt through truss bridge over the Watauga River at Siam

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in July 2008

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BH Photo #118505

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Facts 

Overview
Lost one lane, two-span Pratt through truss bridge over Watauga River on Steel Bridge Road (County Road 1011)
Location
Carter County, Tennessee
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1941; replaced by new bridge in 2010
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 137.1 ft.
Total length: 240.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.3 ft.
Also called
Steel Bridge Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.35167, -82.15417   (decimal degrees)
36°21'06" N, 82°09'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/396439/4023572 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elizabethton
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
910
Inventory numbers
TN 10007430005 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32450 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 99.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2010: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge has been replaced. New bridge opened in July 2010
  • March 22, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Street View, Which Shows Replacement/Demolition Project Underway
  • July 29, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • July 27, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed

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Comments 

Siam Steel Bridge
Posted October 26, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Sounds like they had better change the street name from "Steel Bridge Road".........to "Ugly Concrete Eyesore Bridge Road".

Siam Steel Bridge
Posted April 26, 2009, by JAM (zjmm88 [at] goldmail [dot] etsu [dot] edu)

This bridge is scheduled to be replaced. Construction is already starting on that project.