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Tennessee River Railroad Bridge
Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth
Bridge Documented: January 12, 2008, February 15, 2009, and November 11, 2014
Chattanooga: Hamilton County, Tennessee: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
1 Main Span(s)
and 14 Approach Span(s)
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This bridge is a good example of a vertical lift truss bridge. It also includes a substantial approach system of deck plate girder spans. The piers are concrete, except for one of the piers which is stone and circular in
shape. This is a remnant of the previous bridge at this location, which was a pin-connected Whipple through truss with swing span. Replacement apparantly began in 1916 but was disrupted by World War I and not completed until 1920.
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