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Prickett Trail Bridge

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BH Photo #318033

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Description 

The Prickett Trail Bridge was rescued from demolition by David and Candace Roberts in 2010. They purchased the bridge, restored and relocated over the same creek, less than one mile from it's original location. The bridge has been known by many in the Wellington community for it's beauty and nationally for it's news events of the past. Now it will remain in the community for many years to come. Built in 1932, this pony truss bridge is a beauty to visit and anyone is welcome to contact the new owners to visit at david-at-restorationhouse-dot-com.

Original location: 33.816896, -85.860762 New location: 33.821156, -85.867810

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Tallasseehatchee Creek on Private drive near Wellington.
Location
Calhoun County, Alabama
Status
Competely Restored
History
Built 1932
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 62.0 ft.
Total length: 62.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.82116, -85.86781   (decimal degrees)
33°49'16" N, 85°52'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/604776/3742902 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jacksonville West
Average daily traffic (as of 1993)
120
Inventory numbers
AL 1001 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 10085 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 14, 2015: Updated by David Roberts: Corrected new coordinates
  • February 25, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status per forum post that bridge has been relocated.

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • David Roberts

Comments 

Prickett Trail Bridge
Posted February 24, 2012, by David Roberts (david [at] restorationhouse [dot] com)

The Prickett Trail Bridge was sold to David and Candace Roberts. It is now reset over the same creek (Tallasseehatchee Creek), less than 1 mile from its original location. Photo was taken Dec. 25, 2010 in it's new location, in Wellington, AL.