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Evans Bridge

Photos 

Looking southeast from the north approach stringer span

Photo taken by JT Legg in March 2010

BH Photo #163418

Map 

Description 

The main truss span collapsed under a heavy load and was rebuilt with a new truss. This is why there is the unusual design of that part of the span. This information came from local sources.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Tallapoosa River on CR 84 in Heflin
Location
Cleburne County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1951
Design
Subdivided Warren Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 240.2 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.61681, -85.55506   (decimal degrees)
33°37'01" N, 85°33'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/634038/3720605 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ross Mountain
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
60
Inventory numbers
AL 4077 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 36051 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
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Update Log 

  • May 23, 2010: Updated by Nick Brnot: Clarified design

Sources 

  • JT Legg - talmo346 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Evans Bridge
Posted August 30, 2017, by Mark (marktruett [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I believe it is correct that this bridge was built around 1951 but the original bridge was about 50 feet upstream. The columns from the old bridge are still there. They line up with the old road that turns off to the left just before this bridge. Both fell to the south; one set is in the river and the other is buried on the far side.