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Siam Steel Bridge

Siam Steel Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Dave Michaels

Bridge Documented: April 23, 2008

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Steel Bridge Road Over Watauga River
Location
Rural: Carter County, Tennessee: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1941 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
137 Feet (41.76 Meters)
Structure Length
240 Feet (73.15 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.4 Feet (4.69 Meters)
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
10007430005

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

This historic bridge was demolished and replaced!

This beautiful bridge contains two spans... one eight panel span, 137 feet in length and one six panel span approximately 103 feet in length. The bridge is traditionally composed and retains good historic integrity. A replacement bridge has been under construction on new alignment next to this bridge. As such, this bridge is an excellent candidate for either abandonment or preservation in place next to its replacement. However, it is feared that shortsightedness will result in tax dollars being wasted on a pointless demolition following completion of the new bridge. There are abandoned bridge piers near to this bridge which were from a railroad bridge which was washed out by a flash flood in 1940.

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