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Gibson Bridge, Spanning Watauga River on Herb Hodge Road, Watauga Flats, Washington County, TN



B&W Photos

HB1087109
View Of South Elevation

HB1087110
View Of North Elevation, Eastern Span

HB1087111
View Of South Elevation, Western Span

HB1087112
Through View, East Portal

HB1087113
Through View, West Portal

HB1087114
View Of Bridge In Setting, East Approach

HB1087115
View Of Typical Upper Chord Connection, North Elevation, Western Span

HB1087116
View Of Typical Bottom Chord Connection, South Elevation, Eastern Span


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Watauga River on Herb Hodge Road, Watauga Flats vicinity, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER TN-19
Building/structure dates: 1916 initial construction
Significance: The bridge is significant as a somewhat rare surviving example of a once common truss type, the Pennsylvania (Petit) truss. It derives secondary significance from its association with the Nashville Bridge Company, Tennessee's most significance native bridge company.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Moving Of Structures
Bridge Construction


Related Names
Nashville Bridge Company
E.N. Matthews


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF SOUTH ELEVATION
2. VIEW OF NORTH ELEVATION, EASTERN SPAN
3. VIEW OF SOUTH ELEVATION, WESTERN SPAN
4. THROUGH VIEW, EAST PORTAL
5. THROUGH VIEW, WEST PORTAL
6. VIEW OF BRIDGE IN SETTING, EAST APPROACH
7. VIEW OF TYPICAL UPPER CHORD CONNECTION, NORTH ELEVATION, WESTERN SPAN
8. VIEW OF TYPICAL BOTTOM CHORD CONNECTION, SOUTH ELEVATION, EASTERN SPAN


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