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TAG - Yellow Creek Bridge

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Piers at Yellow Creek Falls

Photo taken by Buzzsimmons

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Description 

Old deck plate girder trestle on stone piers crossing Yellow Creek on former Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia Railroad, sold to Southern in 1971 and abandoned; girders removed and now sit presumably abandoned on the ground on rail ROW in Gadsden. The piers remain in Yellow Creek and are very visible on satellite imagery. A second trestle once bridged the mouth of the Little River, south of the famous canyon, but has been removed and scrapped.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Yellow Creek on Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia Railway
Location
Cherokee County, Alabama
Status
Line abandoned beginning in 1971; girders removed and relocated, piers remain
History
Built early 20th century, owned by Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia Railway, abandoned c. 1971
Railroad
- Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railway (TAG)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.22531, -85.72817   (decimal degrees)
34°13'31" N, 85°43'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/617142/3787869 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
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Inventory number
BH 58925 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 22, 2015: New Street View added by Luke
  • December 19, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • December 3, 2013: Added by Zachary S

Comments 

TAG Yellow Creek Bridge
Posted March 11, 2014, by Zachary S

Found a photo of the bridge in service from way back when.

http://www.trainweb.org/tagrailway/sou722-750_bluepond.jpg

I'm curious about the stone piers already in the water below the bridge.

TAG Yellow Creek Bridge
Posted December 26, 2013, by Zachary S

Haha you found a street view of the girders?? Awesome. I guess we can't consider the bridge technically lost, as both the girders and piers are still clearly extant and intact to this day.