World War I Centennial Bridge
Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in July 2010
BH Photo #169744
Sgt. Alvin C. York's efforts to better Fentress County's education and living conditions resulted in the first paved road through the area, after he returned from World War I a national hero in 1919.. Tennessee built State Highway 28 in 1925 as Federal Aid Project Number 20-A. Sgt. York himself was instrumental in this bridge being built 15 years later, as the structure itself actually took some of his property. The highway through the area was originally proposed as U.S. 37, but it remained State Highway 28, until the government assigned it U.S. 127 in 1958 as a link in the William Howard Taft Highway from Canada to Ft. Myers, Florida. This particular route is labeled by the U.S. Post Office as Taft Highway.
- Pratt through truss bridge over Wolf River on U.S. 127 at Pall Mall Community
- Pall Mall Community, Fentress County, Tennessee
- Open to traffic
- Construction began 1939, finished July 4, 1940, with Sgt. Alvin C. York as featured speaker.at dedication
- - J.M. Hickman Co.
- Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 101.0 ft.
Total length: 159.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
- Also called
- Wolf River Bridge
Pall Mall Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +36.54226, -84.96165 (decimal degrees)
36°32'32" N, 84°57'42" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/682457/4046028 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Pall Mall
- Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
- Inventory numbers
- TN 25SR0280003 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32507 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of July 2018)
- Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 100 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- August 19, 2018: New photos from Jack Schmidt
- July 17, 2010: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Added pictures and historical facts to bridge page after visit
- April 14, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth