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NS - Hatchett Creek Trestle

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Goodwater Train Bridge

Hatchett Creek Trestle

Alabama Cooperative Extension

View this photo at toureastalabama.com

BH Photo #253060

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Description 

Norfolk Southern railroad trestle NW of Goodwater, AL. Near the site of a bridge fire in 1891. Very little information is available; various sources place the build date from the 1890s to the 1920s. 105 feet high over Hatchett Creek. Most information comes from various railfan photographs and videos.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Hatchett Creek
Location
Coosa County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1924
Railroad
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 883.0 ft.
Also called
Goodwater Train Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.08688, -86.07631   (decimal degrees)
33°05'13" N, 86°04'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/586203/3661297 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Goodwater
Inventory number
BH 56138 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Alabama (884)
Built 1924 (667)
Built during 1920s (9,259)
Coosa County, Alabama (5)
Deck girder (4,897)
Girder (8,835)
Norfolk Southern Railway (1,507)
Open (37,873)
Plate girder (6,732)
Railroad (14,137)
Steel Trestle (151)
Tall Bridges (319)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,612)

Update Log 

  • May 8, 2013: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Tall Bridges"
  • May 1, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Norfolk Southern Railway"
  • May 1, 2013: Updated by Zachary S: Added category "Railroad"

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