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Hassler Bridge, Spanning Obey River at State Route 42, Byrdstown, Pickett County, TN



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Location
Spanning Obey River at State Route 42, Byrdstown vicinity, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER TN-34
Significance: The bridge is a late example of metal truss design, which was a standard of the Tennessee Highway Department since 1920. The bridge is also a tangible artifact of the lifestyle and economic changes in Pickett County bought about by the construction of Dale Hollow Dam. The replacement of the small ferry by the large steel truss bridge mirrors the change from a strictly rural economy to a more diversed system base on industry, tourism, and agriculture.

Subjects
Steel Truss Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF SIGN ON TRUSS #6 FROM SOUTHEAST END, LOOKING NORTH
2. VIEW OF EAST SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING WEST
3. VIEW OF WEST SIDE, LOOKING EAST
4. 3/4 VIEW FROM NORTH BANK, LOOKING SOUTHEASTERLY
5. VIEW OF EAST SIDE OF TRUSS #1, LOOKING WEST
6. VIEW OF EAST SIDE OF TRUSS #2, LOOKING WEST
7. VIEW OF EAST SIDE OF TRUSS #3, LOOKING WEST
8. VIEW OF EAST SIDE OF TRUSS #4, LOOKING WEST
9. VIEW OF EAST SIDE OF TRUSS #5, LOOKING WEST
10. VIEW OF EAST SIDE OF TRUSS #6, LOOKING WEST
11. BARREL VIEW FROM NORTH END, LOOKING SOUTH
12. BARREL VIEW SHOWING CONNECTING RAIL FROM THE SOUTH END, LOOKING NORTH
13. BARREL VIEW WITHOUT CONCRETE SHOWING FROM SOUTH END, LOOKING NORTH
14. UNDERNEATH VIEW OF TRUSS #6, LOOKING SOUTH FROM PIER
15. PIER OF TRUSS #1, LOOKING NORTH
16. EAST SIDE OF BOTTOM CHORD CONNECTION COUNTERS AT INTERMEDIATE TRUSS #2, LOOKING WEST
17. EAST SIDE COUNTER CONNECTION OF TRUSS #2, LOOKING EAST
18. SOUTH END TOP CHORD CONNECTION OF TRUSS #5, LOOKING NORTH
19. EAST SIDE OF BOTTOM CHORD CONNECTION OF END POSTS OF TRUSS #5 & 6, LOOKING WEST
20. SOUTH END WEST SIDE OF TRUSS #6 TOP CHORD CONNECTION, LOOKING WEST
21. SOUTH END WEST SIDE OF TRUSS #6 TOP CHORD CONNECTION, AT END POST, LOOKING SOUTH
22. EAST SIDE OF INTERMEDIATE POST OF TRUSS #6 BOTTOM CHORD CONNECTION, LOOKING WEST


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