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Burnt Mill Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in July 2010

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BH Photo #170538

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge and a half-hip Pratt pony truss (both pin-connected) with wooden decks over Clear Fork River on Scott County Road 276 (Honey Creek Loop Road). The largest span of this bridge has been washed away.
Location
Scott County, Tennessee
Status
Through truss span destroyed by flooding in March 2021
Future prospects
Part of the trail system, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
History
Built 1920-1921; Through truss span destroyed by flooding in March 2021
Builder
- J.I. & E.J. Foster Bridge Builders
Design
One Pratt through truss, one Pratt half-hip pony through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.7 ft.
Total length: 177.1 ft.
Deck width: 10.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Also called
Clear Fork River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.38775, -84.62952   (decimal degrees)
36°23'16" N, 84°37'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/712612/4029567 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Honey Creek
Average daily traffic (as of 2019)
50
Inventory numbers
TN 760A2760001 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32670 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 98.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: The through truss span has been destroyed.
  • March 28, 2021: Updated by Calvin Sneed: According to news reports and photos, the largest span of this bridge has been washed away in the flooding of late March, 2021
  • June 17, 2016: New Street View added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

Comments 

Burnt Mill Bridge
Posted March 30, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The bridge is/was pin connected. 1911 is the most likely of those dates, assuming any are correct.

Burnt Mill Bridge
Posted March 30, 2021, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hmmm.

This is currently listed as built in 1920-21, the NBI says 1930, the news article says 1911.

Who's right?

Burnt Mill Bridge
Posted March 30, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Burnt Mill Bridge
Posted October 22, 2010, by Aaron Blake (aaron [at] aaronblake [dot] com)

Note: THE NBIS data is for the new adjacent bridge.

New bridge photos attached.