McMinn Co. SR-39 (New Englewood Rd.)

Bridge over Middle Creek (PIN 124089.00)

Review Dates:      September 12 & 13, 2022    


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124089.00 Project Map

Project Summary

The project consists of replacement of the existing bridge over Middle Creek on SR-39 between Athens and Englewood in McMinn County.  The existing structure is a 6-span, 170.5-ft concrete bridge.  The proposed structure will be a 3-span concrete bridge with a length of 200-ft.  The existing typical section is 2-12 ft lanes with 3 ft shoulders.  The proposed typical section will be 2-12 ft lanes with 8 ft shoulders.  The proposed structure will be built along the existing centerline causing constructability concerns with phased construction.

The detour around the bridge following state routes is 20 miles long. 

Project Inventory

Project Length: 0.141 miles
Design Speed: 55 mph
Typical Section: Two (2) 12-ft lanes with 8-ft shoulders
Bridge: 200-ft, 3-span concrete bridge over Middle Creek
Intersecting Roads: County Road 432 and County Road 567


  • Overhead utilities along the north side of SR-39 adjacent to the existing structure.
  • Detour will impact the community emergency services and connection between Englewood and Athens.
  • Potential Closure duration with phased construction.
  • Limiting closure times to coordinate with school being out of session.
  • Phased construction with the substructure of the existing bridge.