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Dandridge Bridge


Bridge From Library

View from the steps behind the library.

Photo taken by Christopher McCarter in August 2007


BH Photo #139118

Street View 


1 3-span Warren cantilevered through truss bridge with polygonal top chords over French Broad River on State Highway 92 in Dandridge
Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1942-1944; rehabilitated 1962, repair work scheduled March 1, 2010; Demolished November 2017
- Nashville Bridge Co. of Nashville, Tennessee
One three-span cantilevered continuous Warren through truss with polygonal top chords and five steel I-beams.
Length of largest span: 333.0 ft.
Total length: 1,466.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Also called
Dr. James D. Hoskins-H.B. Jarnigan Bridge
French Broad Iron Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.01000, -83.41167   (decimal degrees)
36°00'36" N, 83°24'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/282649/3987747 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jefferson City
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
TN 45SR0920005 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32578 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 65.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Added lost date to History
  • December 1, 2017: New photos from christopher covert
  • November 30, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "French Broad River"
  • November 30, 2017: Updated by Nathan Holth: Demolished and replaced.
  • August 19, 2015: Updated by Andy Peters: added Aug. 2015 news link about bridge replacement
  • April 24, 2009: New photos from Christopher McCarter
  • September 2, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • August 27, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • August 24, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed


  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Christopher McCarter - cmccarternx01 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Project Website
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net


Dandridge Bridge
Posted March 13, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

...And this is how Tennessee treats it's historic bridges!

Dandridge Bridge
Posted March 13, 2020, by Susie (tennsusie [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is Dandridge, TN

Dandridge Bridge
Posted December 2, 2017, by George oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Matt,I agree about PennDOT and the way they operate.Didn't know Tennessee was that bad.By the way,I live in Pa.

Dandridge Bridge
Posted December 1, 2017, by Matt Lohry

Given its treatment of its historic bridges, TDOT should change their name to TennDOT, since it sounds just like PennDOT!

Dandridge Bridge
Posted November 30, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Dandridge Bridge
Posted September 14, 2017, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

I visited this bridge September 15th, 2017. Construction is well underway on the new bridge, though I don't anticipate completion until 2018

Dandridge Bridge
Posted July 4, 2015, by Anonymous

Attached is a TVA photograph of the original Dandridge bridge, replaced in 1942 by the current bridge. It was east of the present bridge. The view are from the south end, looking across the river toward Dandridge. Portions of this bridge were salvaged and re-used in Sevier County below Douglas Dam. The road to Chestnut Hill was not yet part of state route #92.

Hoskins-Jarnagin Bridge, Dandridge, Tennessee
Posted January 27, 2015, by Thad Osborne (tgo1330 [at] comcast [dot] net)

This bridge replaced the original Dandridge Bridge when Douglas Dam was built, which, in turn, replaced an earlier ferry. A replacement bridge will be built immediately west of the present bridge, and will require acquiring some right of way, acquisition of which was underway as of June 2014.