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This iconic landmark bridge is an extremely early surviving example of a large-scale deck cantilever highway truss bridge in America. The bridge was comprehensively rehabilitated in 2004.
The spans that are composed of anchor arms have an unusual detail: some eyebars are installed parallel to the built-up riveted box beams, likely to accommodate any tension forces that might develop in that portion of the bridge.
Above: Historical photo of the bridge from the 1910s. Source: Knox County Public Library Calvin M. McClung Digital Collection
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