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Raphael Semmes Memorial Bridge

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Raphael Semmes Memorial Bridge

Photo from University of Alabama

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #469066

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Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss lift bridge on US 43 over Tombigbee River
Location
Jackson, Clarke County, Alabama
Status
Demolished
History
The Semmes was one of 15 original memorial toll bridges build for the Alabama Bridge Company. Spanned a large river on State Highway 5 Mobile to Selma. http://digital.archives.alabama.gov/utils/getfile/collection/quarterly/id/1307/filename/1308.pdf
Builder
- J. B. McCreary of Atlanta, Georgia
Design
Truss, with a section that could be raised for boats to pass below (vertical lift).
Dimensions
Total length: 5,280.0 ft. (1.0 mi.)
Also called
Admiral Semmes Bridge
Semmes Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.52180, -87.93615   (decimal degrees)
31°31'18" N, 87°56'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/411118/3487812 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 60289 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2020: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • March 30, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 17, 2014: Added by Caroline Lynch Minor

Sources 

  • Caroline Lynch Minor
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Douglas Butler