This through truss, 200′ long or so, spans the Watauga River at 36.34587, -82.28300. Luckily, whoever tried to pry the maker plate from the bridge failed – thank you. Some antique dealers, knowing these plates have been vandalized from existing bridges, buy them anyway and sell them outside the area. I saw one plate for sale on “American Pickers”. Anyway, as you can see, this is a 1941 vintage structure, made with Tennessee steel. It is located on Smalling Road, hence the name.
Here’s the maker plate: