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Bibb Graves Bridge

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Bibb Graves Bridge Overview

The Coosa River Bridge in Wetumpka, AL is known as the Bibb Graves Bridge. The bridge is a beautiful five span Rainbow Arch bridge. An interesting fact about this bridge is that several scenes of the movie "Big Fish" were filmed here.

Photo taken by James McCray

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Overview
Rainbow arch bridge over Coosa River on AL 111 in Wetumpka
Location
Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
To be rehabilitated in Fall 2010
History
Built 1931
Design
Concrete through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 787.1 ft.
Deck width: 26.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.53847, -86.20695   (decimal degrees)
32°32'18" N, 86°12'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/574467/3600400 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wetumpka
Inventory numbers
AL 928 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 10111 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 49.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
9,080

Update Log 

  • October 8, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • May 3, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated GPS.
  • January 29, 2008: New photos from James McCray

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Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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Bibb Graves Bridge
Posted August 3, 2015, by Matt

In addition to being in "Big Fish", this bridge is also featured in the movie "The Grass Harp" starring Walter Matthau.