Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, The Loop Over Bridge, Newfound Gap Road 8.6 miles from park entrance, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN
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Newfound Gap Road 8.6 miles from park entrance, Gatlinburg vicinity, TN
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER TN-35-Q
Building/structure dates: 1935 initial construction
Significance: The Loop Over Bridge is a significant component of the transportation system in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Providing access to the first national park in the southern portion of the United States, this network of roads and bridges is representative of NPS park road design throughout the country. Following its completion in November 1935, the Loop Over Bridge became an attraction in itself and has been featured on numerous postcards and souvenirs. For more information on the Loop Over Bridge, see HAER No. TN-35, historical overview pages 113-115.
Concrete Arch Bridges
Bureau Of Public Roads
C Y Thomason Company
Civilian Conservation Corps
Regnier, Matthew, Delineator
Young, Karen, Delineator
Sikora, Dorota, Delineator
Maher, Cornelius, Historian
Kelleher, Michael, Historian
Haas, David, Photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. LOOP OVER FACADE.
2. NEWFOUND GAP ROAD, LOOP OVER, VIEW INSIDE OVERPASS.
3. NEWFOUND GAP ROAD, VIEW OF LOOP OVER FROM CHIMNEY TOPS.
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