Rating:
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"New" Old Broadwell Mill Road Bridge

Photos 

New Truss Bridge

http://www.calhouncounty.org/news/broadwellbridge.html

View this photo at calhouncounty.org

BH Photo #212091

Map 

Description 

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/

Facts 

Overview
Polygonal Warren pony truss bridge over Little Tallahatchee Creek on Old Broadwell Mill Road
Location
Calhoun County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 2010 by US Bridge to replace the Old Broadwell Mill Bridge
Builder
- US Bridge
Design
Polygonal Warren pony truss
Dimensions
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
Inventory numbers
AL 20535 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 49490 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 86.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
487

Update Log 

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

Sources 

  • 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

Comments 

"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.