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Lenox Bridge

Photos 

HAER photo: Side view

These photos from the Historic American Engineering Record show the derelict bridge in its original location [HAER photos taken September 1985 by Larry Donald]

BH Photo #108834

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt swing pony truss bridge, pin-connected, originally spanning Obion River on CR S8025 west of Lenox
Location
Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Preserved as part of a public park within the Lakewood housing development near Dyersburg
History
Built 1917 by the Vincennes Bridge Co.; damaged by overweight load in 1978; dismanted 1985; relocated 1987-88
Builder
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Design
Swing Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Boothspoint Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.10182, -89.44278   (decimal degrees)
36°06'07" N, 89°26'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/280100/3998004 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dyersburg
Inventory number
BH 32502 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1917 (640)
Built during 1910s (9,686)
Dyer County, Tennessee (15)
Dyersburg, Tennessee (3)
HAER documented (1,107)
Movable (2,995)
NR-eligible (4,057)
Open to pedestrians (4,256)
Pedestrian Movable Bridges (34)
Pin-connected (3,932)
Pony truss (16,262)
Pratt pony truss (3,658)
Pratt truss (9,361)
Preserved (1,196)
Relocated (911)
Riveted (2,188)
Swing (1,471)
Tennessee (1,227)
Truss (33,022)
Vincennes Bridge Co. (119)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • August 18, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • April 19, 2009: New photos from Channin Rosenthal
  • February 11, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

Comments 

Lenox Bridge
Posted April 19, 2009, by Channin Rosenthal

I thought I remembered seeing the photos of the current location of the Lenox Bridge on this site before. However, tonight when I looked I did not see them on here.