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SOU - Caffee Creek Bridge

Map 

Description 

Bridge is listed as part of the Southern Ry Blocton Branch, which carried the Southern from Gurnee Junction, AL, to Blocton, AL, where the line met up with the L&N. The massive bridge that took this line across the Cahaba River was still standing in 1998 and was gone by 2003, whereas this bridge was already gone in early 1998, so currently assuming that the bridges were likely taken down as a part of one bigger decommissioning project. In any case, stone or concrete footings that once held the towers for this bridge are now all that remain of its existence.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Caffee Creek on Southern Rwy
Location
Bibb County, Alabama
Status
Demolished, footings remain
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 500.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.08865, -87.08910   (decimal degrees)
33°05'19" N, 87°05'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/491684/3661118 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90898 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Alabama (962)
Bibb County, Alabama (8)
Deck girder (5,649)
Girder (10,004)
Lost (24,055)
Plate girder (7,743)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,833)

Update Log 

  • October 13, 2020: Added by Sean Dean

Sources 

  • Sean Dean