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Walnut Street Bridge, Spanning Tennessee River at Market Street, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Tennessee River at Market Street, Chattanooga, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER TN-11
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-4).
Building/structure dates: 1891 initial construction
National Register Number: NR
Significance: The bridge was apparently the first non-military highway bridge across the Tennessee River. Designed by the renowned engineer, Edwin Thatcher, it played a major role in the economic development of southeastern Tennessee. Comprised of six camelback through trusses and an iron viaduct, the bridge comprised a major feat of structural engineering.

Subjects
Commerce
Fires
Civil Engineering


Related Names
Thacher , Edwin
Fairleigh , J. A.
Betts
Smith Bridge Company
Whinery, Maj. S.
Gahagan, A. J.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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