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Hobbs Bridge

Hobbs Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: November 10, 2014

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Curtis Road (J. D. Suggs Road) Over Elk River
Location
Rural: Lincoln County, Tennessee: United States
Structure Type
Metal 10 Panel Pin-Connected Baltimore Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal 3 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Half-Hip Pony Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1891 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
199 Feet (60.7 Meters)
Structure Length
304 Feet (92.5 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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This bridge is a rare example of a pin-connected Baltimore highway truss bridge. It originally had a pony truss approach span at each end.

The bridge was replaced around 1886, the pony truss spans were demolished, and the Baltimore truss was left standing with its deck removed. While it is commendable that the rare Baltimore truss was not destroyed, it would have been nice to see the pony truss spans left in place. Additionally, it would be nice to move to step two today and preserve the bridge, perhaps by relocating and reusing it for pedestrian use on a trail or in a park. The truss is in good condition and retains excellent historic integrity.

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