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Margerum Road Bridge

Photos 

Looking east. The bridge has been stripped of its height limit signs.

Photo taken by Ben Tate in April 2011

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BH Photo #197584

Map 

Description 

This bridge was closed to all traffic in the nineties. It can be approached from the west side. There is a barrier that blocks the road, but it is about 30yd from the bridge. A man came up to me to ask what I was doing. Apparently it's been know to be a hangout for delinquents at times. He said it was safe for me to go there though. Use caution. The bridge itself can be walked on and has a nice view of a small railroad bridge about 15yd from it.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Buzzard Roost Creek on Margerum Rd
Location
Cherokee, Colbert County, Alabama
Status
Abandoned
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.76402, -88.04358   (decimal degrees)
34°45'50" N, 88°02'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/404497/3847370 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Margerum
Inventory number
BH 48649 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,335)
Alabama (903)
Cherokee, Alabama (5)
Colbert County, Alabama (25)
Lee Highway (5)
Pratt through truss (4,998)
Pratt truss (8,732)
Through truss (14,026)
Truss (31,215)
US 72 (6)

Update Log 

  • April 17, 2011: Added by Ben Tate

Sources 

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

Comments 

Margerum Road Bridge
Posted April 22, 2018, by Luke

1936 atlas viewable on historicaerials.com confirms it is.

Margerum Road Bridge
Posted April 22, 2018, by Dave (potiukd [at] gmail [dot] com)

Anyone know if this bridge is on an old alignment of US 72?