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Buzzard Roost Covered Bridge 01-17-01x

Photos 

HABS ALA,17-CHER.V,2-1

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Description 

This bridge is listed by the National Park Service as being built ca. 1860, but locals believe it was built ca. 1820. The sign on the bridge states that it was built in 1820.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Buzzard Roost Creek on Co Rd 15
Location
Cherokee, Colbert County, Alabama
Status
Destroyed by fire
History
Built ca 1860; destroyed by fire July 15, 1972
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 94.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.75332, -88.02092   (decimal degrees)
34°45'12" N, 88°01'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/406558/3846162 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Margerum
Inventory numbers
WGCB 01-178-01x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 49418 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2011: Added by Ben Tate

Sources 

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

Comments 

Buzzard Roost Covered Bridge 01-17-01x
Posted March 4, 2020, by Rodney Hall (rod [at] famestudios [dot] com)

This is a photo of my family at Buzzard Roost Bridge circa 1969. I'm the smallest one. The picture was taken by my father Rick Hall, who was a legendary record producer at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Buzzard Roost Covered Bridge
Posted August 26, 2011, by Ben Tate

It would be more of a coincidence if there weren't so many other wooden bridges in Alabama that have been burned down. I still thought it was weird though to have that number on a bridge out in the boondocks of the bible belt.

Buzzard Roost Covered Bridge
Posted August 26, 2011, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I find it quite ironic that a bridge that has 666 (see plaque in pics one and two) as an identification number gets destroyed by fire. Sounds quite Biblical!