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Old Central Holston Bridge

Old Central Holston Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: December 3, 2020

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Abandoned Road Over South Fork Holston River
Location
Rural: Sullivan County, Tennessee: United States
Structure Type
Metal 9 Panel Pin-Connected Camelback Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1903 By Builder/Contractor:

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
171 Feet (52 Meters)
Structure Length
380 Feet (116 Meters)
Roadway Width
11.5 Feet (3.51 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 7 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This abandoned bridge has an unclear history. Bridgehunter.com listed it as having been built by the Cope Bridge Company of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The bridge however features unusual bridge builder plaques which are all but destroyed. Consisting of plate text riveted on another plate, most of the text fell off long ago. However this unusual bridge plaque design matches those used by the Brackett Bridge Company of Cincinnati, Ohio so it is not known if they also played a role in the construction of the bridge, or if the Cope Bridge Company reference is incorrect.

The bridge originally consisted of two pin connected through trusses: a 171-foot Camelback and a 99-foot Pratt, plus six steel I-beam spans. The Pratt truss has either collapsed or been removed. The bridge was closed in 1983.

 

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