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Buddy Ferrell Bridge

Photos 

Looking east

Photo taken by Ben Tate in April 2011

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BH Photo #197629

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Bear Creek on Buddy Durham Rd
Location
Colbert County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic - Weight limit: 3 tons
History
Built 1940
Design
Main span: Riveted Pratt through truss
Approach span: Riveted Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 122.1 ft.
Total length: 273.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.73444, -88.08885   (decimal degrees)
34°44'04" N, 88°05'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/400052/3771925 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bishop
Average daily traffic (as of 2000)
360
Inventory numbers
AL 2248 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 10094 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 98 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Alabama (1,003)
Built 1940 (1,095)
Built during 1940s (4,173)
Colbert County, Alabama (26)
Open (40,418)
Owned by county (21,368)
Pony truss (16,783)
Pratt through truss (5,851)
Pratt truss (9,990)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,502)
Structurally deficient (13,275)
Through truss (16,190)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,410)
Truss (34,597)
Warren pony truss (3,489)
Warren truss (6,837)

Update Log 

  • April 18, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate

Sources 

  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com