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"New" Old Broadwell Mill Road Bridge


New Truss Bridge


View this photo at calhouncounty.org

BH Photo #212091


This bridge replaced the Old Broadwell Mill Bridge, and the old bridge has been relocated to Alexandria, AL. For more info on the old bridge, see: http://bridgehunter.com/al/calhoun/bh49489/


Polygonal Warren pony truss bridge over Little Tallahatchee Creek on Old Broadwell Mill Road
Calhoun County, Alabama
Open to traffic
Built 2010 by US Bridge to replace the Old Broadwell Mill Bridge
- U.S. Bridge/Ohio Bridge Corp. of Cambridge, Ohio
Polygonal Warren pony truss
Span length: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 32.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.80450, -85.79308   (decimal degrees)
33°48'16" N, 85°47'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/611714/3741134 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jacksonville West
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
AL 20535 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 49490 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2011)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 94.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2014: New photos from Ben Tate
  • September 3, 2011: Updated by James McCray: updated bridge's description


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Broadwell Mill Project - Website explains what happened to the old bridge as well as this one.
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com


"New" Old Broadwell Mill Road Bridge
Posted September 3, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The paint job on this one makes it look like it was built from an Erector set.

"New" Old Broadwell Mill Road Bridge
Posted September 3, 2011, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is pretty awesome: This bridge, the replacement bridge, is a truss and not a ugly concrete stringer. Also, the old bridge has been preserved and relocated nearby to be used as a pedestrian bridge and historical exhibit.