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Cummings Highway Ravine

Photos 

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in July 2010

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BH Photo #169523

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Description 

Bridge crosses mountain ravine that rises up over railroad tracks, I-24 and the Tennessee River

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Ravine at Jonas Bluff on the side of Lookout Mountain on U.S. 11, U.S.41, U,S, 64, U.S. 72 (Will Cummings Highway)
Location
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
History
Bridge built in 1935 bypasses old Cummings Highway alignment at Jonas Bluff, built as part of the then-new Dixie Highway
Builders
- Stein Construction Co. of Chattanooga, Tennesee
- Tennessee Highway Department
Design
Concrete Tee Beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 43.0 ft.
Total length: 1,075.0 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Also called
Jonas Bluff Pulloff Bridge
New Wauhatchie Pike Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.01981, -85.33736   (decimal degrees)
35°01'11" N, 85°20'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/651689/3876503 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chattanooga
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
9,930
Inventory numbers
TN 33SR0020009 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 45616 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 53.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 14, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Data merged
  • July 11, 2010: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Eddie Douthitt - dalton1861 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Cummings Highway Ravine
Posted July 23, 2021, by Doug Stein (fdstein [at] blackcreekclub [dot] com)

This bridge was actually built by Stein Construction Company of Chattanooga, for TDOT. I have many pictures and stories from my Grandfather about the job.