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German Creek Bridge

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German Creek Cantilevered Through Truss Bridge on State Highway 375 in Grainger County

One of 3 cantilevered through truss bridges, that were built after TVA impounded dams on rivers in East Tennessee. Other two are in Jefferson County, Tennessee and Washington County, Virginia.

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in September 2008

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BH Photo #124459

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Facts 

Overview
Cantilevered through truss bridge over German Creek on State Highway 375
Location
Grainger County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1941, one of four cantilevered through truss bridges built after TVA dams impounded rivers in East Tennessee
Design
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 282.1 ft.
Total length: 954.8 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.30617, -83.34660   (decimal degrees)
36°18'22" N, 83°20'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/289309/4020463 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bean Station
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
2,210
Inventory numbers
TN 29E00040007 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32515 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 58.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • September 15, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • September 14, 2008: New photos from Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com