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Sweetwater Creek Bridge

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Head of Sweetwater Creek Bridge

Upstream side showing original concrete railing and end posts with flat diamond inprints

Photo taken by Bob Davis on April 26, 2009

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BH Photo #139242

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Arch bridge over Sweetwater Creek on Head of Creek Road near Sweetwater
Location
Monroe County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
This bridge scheduled for replacement, Spring 2017
History
Built ca. 1910; widened and rehabilitated 1930
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.1 ft.
Total length: 37.4 ft.
Deck width: 20.6 ft.
Also called
Head of Creek Road Bridge over Sweetwater Creek
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.57528, -84.48667   (decimal degrees)
35°34'31" N, 84°29'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/727752/3939749 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sweetwater
Elevation
909 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
1,650
Inventory numbers
TN 620A0330001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32643 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Sufficiency rating: 81.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Arch (11,596)
Built during 1910s (9,302)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,787)
Deck arch (10,841)
Doomed (1,069)
Luten arch (92)
Monroe County, Tennessee (21)
Open (38,500)
Owned by county (20,174)
Skewed (4,816)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,103)
Structurally deficient (15,578)
Tennessee (1,186)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,803)

Update Log 

  • March 15, 2011: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • April 27, 2009: Updated by Bob Davis: Add photos, local road name

Sources 

  • Bob Davis - bobdaviscfi [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com