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Bible Covered Bridge 42-30-01

Photos 

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in August 2010

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BH Photo #172212

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The E.A. Bible family hired A.A. McLean to build this bridge to serve their nearby farm. At the time, it had no side windows. In 1940, Greene County purchased it for $750. It remained a public bridge until 1972, when the Greene County Heritage Trust rehabilitated it, including a new exterior covering with three pedimented windows on each side, also roof bracings and a shingle roof. The bridge retains the original wooden and steel truss members, the original concrete substructior and the original floor, with some modern repairs.

The original truss system is intact from 1923.

Facts 

Overview
Covered Queenpost truss bridge over Little Chucky Creek on Denver Bible Lane at Warrensburg Road
Location
Greene County, Tennessee
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1923; rehabilitated 1972
Builder
- A.A. McLean
Design
Covered Wooden Queenpost Truss
Covered Timber Stringer
Timber Stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.7 ft.
Total length: 68.8 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 8.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Chuckey
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.12418, -83.05319   (decimal degrees)
36°07'27" N, 83°03'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/315228/3999674 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Parrottsville
Inventory number
BH 42355 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

A.A. McLean (1)
Beam (11,828)
Built 1923 (532)
Built during 1920s (8,727)
Covered (1,348)
Greene County, Tennessee (27)
Have street view (21,887)
NR-eligible (3,966)
Open to pedestrians (3,510)
Owned by county (18,804)
Preserved (1,053)
Queenpost truss (213)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,482)
Tennessee (1,029)
Through truss (12,860)
Timber stringer (3,333)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,412)
Truss (29,375)

Update Log 

  • August 8, 2010: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Added photos, Street View and historical information
  • April 16, 2009: Added by Robert Stephenson

Sources 

  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • TDOT
  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com