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Hill Avenue Arch Bridge


Hill Avenue Arch Bridge (First Creek Arch Bridge)

Knoxville's second longest concrete arch bridge, 3 spans long, near the mouth of First Creek at the Tennessee River. (47-A0129-00.08)

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in July 2008


BH Photo #117753

Street Views 


5 deck arches, with 2 straight spandrel ribs, spindle railing (47-A0129-00.08)


Concrete open-spandrel arch bridge over First Creek in Knoxville on Hill Ave.
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
Open to traffic.
- Luten Bridge Co. of York, Pennsylvania & Knoxville, Tennessee
Concrete open-spandrel arch, skewed on east end
Skew angle
30 degrees
Also called
First Creek Arch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.96180, -83.91365   (decimal degrees)
35°57'42" N, 83°54'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/237237/3983636 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2019)
Inventory numbers
TN 470A1060001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32582 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 72.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Arch (12,653)
Built 1936 (1,201)
Built during 1930s (12,165)
Continuous (2,629)
Deck arch (11,890)
Functionally obsolete (5,825)
Have street view (28,893)
Knox County, Tennessee (58)
Knoxville, Tennessee (38)
Luten Bridge Co. (136)
Open (40,968)
Open-spandrel arch (804)
Owned by city (6,081)
Skewed (5,012)
Tennessee (1,261)

Update Log 

  • November 15, 2017: New Street View added by Clark Vance
  • November 14, 2017: Updated by Nathan Holth: Open to traffic.
  • October 22, 2010: Updated by Bob Davis: Bridge is being repaired
  • June 9, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • February 20, 2009: Updated by Bob Davis: added bridge designer
  • August 3, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • July 22, 2008: New photos from Calvin Sneed


  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bob Davis - bobdaviscfi [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com


Hill Avenue Arch Bridge
Posted January 31, 2011, by Douglas Clark (dgls44 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The bridge deck was stripped down to the concrete and was rehabilitated. New concrete deck was poured on top and some work was done under it also. New LED street lights and sidewalk lights were also installed