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Henley - A Historic Connection

HISTORY
  • Built between 1930 - 1931
  • 6 span arch bridge
  • Original cost: $1.15 million
  • Constructed with 32,500cubic yards of concrete
  • Designed for 6 travel lanes
  • 1,793 feet long
  • Opened January 2, 1932 with great fanfare
  • Took the name from Henley Street - named after Col. David Henley(1749-1823), Revolutionary War hero
  • 2008 - Average Daily Traffic (ADT) - 38,813 or 14,166,745 vehicles per year
  • 2022 - Projected Daily Traffic - 53,000 or 19,345,000 vehicles per year

    36% ADT increase by 2022

Henley Bridge Community Center

Recent Repair History

  • 1971 - $208,000 project to repair the bridge deck and repave

  • 1987 - $2 million project to repair expansion joints, concrete railings, support columns and decking including a 48-foot section of deteriorated concrete railing

  • 1991 - City of Knoxville installed new lighting system

  • 2004 - Urgent repairs necessary to deteriorated riding surface and decking, which allowed water seepage causing chipping and cracking to some of the concrete support beams and columns