Conway Bridge

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This article is about an American bridge. For the early 19th century Welsh bridge, see Conwy Suspension Bridge.
Conway Bridge
Conway bridge in Cocke county.jpg
Conway Bridge is located in Tennessee
Conway Bridge
Nearest city Briar Thicket, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°7′26″N 83°7′31″W / 36.12389°N 83.12528°W / 36.12389; -83.12528Coordinates: 36°7′26″N 83°7′31″W / 36.12389°N 83.12528°W / 36.12389; -83.12528
Area less than one acre
Built 1925
Built by Steel and Lebby Bridge Co.
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 09000948[1]
Added to NRHP November 20, 2009
Conway bridge over the Nolichucky River.jpg
Conway bridge.jpg

The Conway Bridge is a historic road bridge that crosses the Nolichucky River between Greene County and Cocke County, Tennessee. It has also been known as Nolichucky River Bridge, as Bridge at Bird Hill, as Birds Hill Bridge and as Bridge at Conway Ferry.[1]

It was built in 1924–5 to replace the Conway Ferry that crossed the river at that site. The ferry was replaced by a bridge when the construction of the upstream Nolichucky Dam changed the water level in the river.[2]

A four-span closed-spandrel arch bridge, it was built by the Steel and Lebby Bridge Co. of Knoxville.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Conway Bridge". BridgeHunter.com. Retrieved March 15, 2014.