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Elizabethton Covered Bridge


Elizabethton Covered Bridge
County Carter County, TN
Elevation 1,550 ft
Latitude 36.347408
Longitude -82.211788

The Elizabethton Covered Bridge built in 1882 is a 134-foot (41 m) covered bridge over the Doe River in Elizabethton, the county seat of Carter County, Tennessee. The Elizabethton Covered Bridge was constructed in 1882 and connects 3rd Street and Hattie Avenue.

Structurally, the Elizabethton Covered Bridge contains one span, a covered wooden Howe Truss (typically constructed of timber diagonals and iron verticals) that is 137 feet (42 m) long. The total length is 154.3 feet (47.0 m). The covered bridge contains one traffic lane and a single walkway, while the curb-to-curb width is 16.4 feet (5.0 m) and the out-to-out width is 20.4 feet (6.2 m). The bridge substructure is masonry, stone, and concrete. Each end of the bridge features a projecting truncated gabled roofline.

Elizabethton Covered Bridge is adjacent to a large city park area with walking trails, baseball diamonds, and picinic areas and the cobered bridge spans the Doe River connecting this city park area with the Elizabethton downtown business district.

Elizabethton celebrates in the downtown business area for one week each June with the Elizabethton Covered Bridge Days featuring country and gospel music performances, activities for children, Elk Avenue car club show, and many food and crafts vendors. The Elizabethton Covered Bridge is also along the Elk Avenue route for the annual July 4 and Christmas parades.

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