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Old US 31 bridge -- Elkton, Giles Co. TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 35° 02.829 W 086° 53.279
16S E 510215 N 3878277
Quick Description: This truss bridge, known as the Old Elkton Bridge, carried the US 31 over the Elk River from 1924-1959. It was bypassed by the rebuilt US 31 and today is only used as a pedestrian bridge
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/28/2017 6:23:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMWY42
Views: 1

Long Description:
This handsome Warren through-truss bridge was built in 1924 to carry the old alignment of the US 31 in Giles Co. TN over the Elk River.

Bypassed by a modern reconstruction of the US 31 in 1959, highway, this truss bridge still serves as a pedestrian bridge and place from which to fish.

From bridgehunter.com: (visit link)

"Overview
Through truss bridge over Elk River on former US 31/TN 7 at Elkton

Location
Elkton, Giles County, Tennessee

Status
Open to pedestrians only

History
Built 1924 by the Montgomery and Parker Co.; bypassed by new bridge in 1959

Builder
- Montgomery and Parker Co. of Rockport, Indiana

Design
One riveted 160.9-foot Warren through truss with polygonal top chords and twenty 26.5-foot concrete deck girder approach spans

Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.9 ft.
Total length: 692.2 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft."
Date Built: 1/1/1924

Length of Span:
From bridgehunter website: Length of largest span: 160.9 ft. Total length: 692.2 ft. Deck width: 22.0 ft


www:
https://bridgehunter.com/tn/giles/elkton/


Parking Coordinates:: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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