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Wilson Dam Bridge

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Wilson Dam Bridge 1930

Photo taken from the TVA Archives

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BH Photo #197677

Map 

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Facts 

Overview
Girder bridge over Tennessee River on Res Rd
Location
Colbert County, Alabama, and Lauderdale County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1924; rehabilitated 1958
Design
Girder w through truss bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 153.9 ft.
Total length: 4,962.2 ft. (0.9 mi.)
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Tennessee River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.80254, -87.62586   (decimal degrees)
34°48'09" N, 87°37'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/442752/3851323 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Florence
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
3,620
Inventory number
BH 47917 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 61.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 17, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 5, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 3, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • February 2, 2011: Added by J.P.

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Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Wilson Dam Bridge
Posted August 2, 2011, by Ben Tate

The newer lock at this dam built in 1961 is the tallest single lift lock in America east of the Rockies. It lifts boats 100ft in a single lock. The original lock next to it is a system of 2 locks that work in tandem to raise boats the same height.