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Terrapin Creek Bridge


Looking west. The east span is a pin-connected pony Pratt truss while the west span is a Warren pony truss.

Photo taken by James Legg in May 2008

BH Photo #156952



Pony truss bridge over Terrapin Creek on CR 94
Cleburne County, Alabama
Closed to traffic; westbound approach washed out
Built 1930
Pony truss
Length of largest span: 71.9 ft.
Total length: 142.1 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.90600, -85.52072   (decimal degrees)
33°54'22" N, 85°31'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/636764/3752718 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
Inventory numbers
AL 832 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 10093 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 15.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 27, 2019: New photos from Todd Vierling
  • February 21, 2012: New photo from marty mccary


  • JT Legg - talmo346 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • marty mccary - marty [dot] mccary [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Todd Vierling - tv [at] duh [dot] org


Terrapin Creek Bridge
Posted July 11, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

That was my theory as well. This is a great find!

Terrapin Creek Bridge
Posted July 11, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The pinned Pratt pony could very well date to 1896... Hence the stone abutments. Probably lost the other span to a flood or accident and then it was replaced with the riveted Polygonal Warren... Just a theory!

Terrapin Creek Bridge
Posted July 11, 2016, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

You can post them in the comments, or you can create an editor account and add them to the rest of the photos.I look forward to seeing them!!

Terrapin Creek Bridge
Posted July 10, 2016, by Hope Evans (globhoppr5 [at] gmail [dot] com )

How do we add photos? My cousin owns the property next to this bridge and I have excellent pics of it...looking at it from the middle of the creek!

Also, there is a date of 1896 on the bridge base! I'm pretty sure I have a photo of it.