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Byrds Creek Bridge

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Cumberland Park Bridge

Don't remember exactly when I took this -- maybe about 2000?

Photo taken by Jim Grey

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Overview
7-span stone arch bridge over dam that impounds Byrds Creek on State Highway 419 in Cumberland Mountain State Park
Location
Cumberland County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1936, located within the National Register-listed Cumberland Homesteads Historic District
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 19.0 ft.
Total length: 317.8 ft.
Deck width: 21.6 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.90056, -84.99833   (decimal degrees)
35°54'02" N, 84°59'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/680643/3974769 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dorton
Inventory numbers
TN 18011660001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32470 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2016)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 69.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
1,600

Categories 

Arch (11,086)
Built 1936 (990)
Built during 1930s (10,354)
Cumberland County, Tennessee (15)
Deck arch (10,330)
Functionally obsolete (7,841)
Have street view (21,197)
NR-listed (2,830)
Open (35,730)
Owned by state (13,098)
Span length under 25 feet (5,565)
Stone arch (2,614)
Tennessee (1,004)
Total length 250-500 feet (4,475)

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2017: New photos from Susan Wyrick
  • April 8, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 10, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • April 15, 2011: New photos from Jim Grey
  • June 14, 2010: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • April 20, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • July 24, 2009: New photo from Jim Grey

Sources 

  • Jim Grey - mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Andrew Raker
  • Susan Wyrick

Comments 

Byrds Creek Bridge
Posted April 15, 2011, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

My sons don't know this, but we spent our spring break this year in this park in large part so I could see this bridge again! I added some photos I took while there last week.

Byrds Creek Bridge
Posted June 14, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Amazing structure!........hard to believe it was built in the 30's. I figured it was a WPA job.....but I see from the marker it was CCC. Will have to put this on my "Must See" list!

Byrds Creek Bridge
Posted June 14, 2010, by Calvin Sneed (us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I was surprised to find only the one picture for this bridge and I felt it needed more, so I stopped by to get them on one of my bridge hunting journeys. I was impressed by the lake side of the bridge, which is actually a dam on Byrd's Creek, and I was equally impressed with the front of the bridge and dam. Was also impressed that the bridge and dam has a Tennessee Historical Marker posted nearby (its picture is now in the photo file).