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Henley Bridge

Henley Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: November 28, 2017

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
US-441 (TN-33, Henley Street) Over Tennessee River
Knoxville: Knox County, Tennessee: United States
Structure Type
Concrete Open Spandrel Deck Arch, Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1930 By Builder/Contractor: Booth and Flinn Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Engineer/Design: Marsh Engineering Company of Des Moines, Iowa

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
317 Feet (96.6 Meters)
Structure Length
1,793 Feet (546.6 Meters)
Roadway Width
54.5 Feet (16.61 Meters)
6 Main Span(s) and 6 Approach Span(s)
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This very large and impressive concrete arch bridge has been extensively rehabilitated. As a result of rehabilitation, structural condition is very good, but there was a notable loss of historic integrity: everything above the arch ribs and between the piers was demolished and replaced, albeit with new materials closely matching the original appearance. Thus, the piers and arch ribs are original, while columns, deck, deck stringers, and railing are all-new.

The original construction of this bridge was an impressive operation as detailed in the below photos from the Knox County Public Library Calvin M. McClung Digital Collection.

Above: Constructing the piers.

Above: An impressive operation, moving the arch centering from one span to another to construct another arch rib.

Above: Two photos showing the general construction site over the river.

Above: Construction of arch columns. The ribs have been poured already.


Above: View showing the arch centering in place under the arch rib.

Above: Completed original railing on the bridge.

Above: View of newly completed bridge.


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