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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Henley St. Bridge at night (Before it's reconstruction) - Knoxville

Henley St. Bridge at night

Brrrr. it was cold on the November night that I took this!

The Henley St. Bridge is also known as the Chapman Highway bridge. At one time, many people going to Gatlinburg from the west would pass through Knoxville and cross the Tennessee River here. It carries US 441 and TN33.

The all concrete bridge opened in 1931. The design has six open-spandrel dual ribbed concrete arches with six concrete deck girder spans, all of which is built on a concrete substructure. It's also the longest open spandrel concrete arch bridge in the state. The span is undergoing major renovations right now and this TDOT website has all of the updates.

Often, the spans are better lit than they were on this night, but I suppose nobody turned them on.

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