Rating:
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Swayback Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Ben Tate in September 2011

BH Photo #211687

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Sofkahatchee Creek on Old US Hwy 231
Location
Elmore County, Alabama
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1931; Closed 2010
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 58.1 ft.
Total length: 290.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.63299, -86.24443   (decimal degrees)
32°37'59" N, 86°14'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/570874/3610853 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dexter
Inventory numbers
AL 876 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 49477 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2009)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 30.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
60

Update Log 

  • June 4, 2016: New photo from Karen Hartsfield
  • September 1, 2011: Added by Ben Tate

Sources 

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

Comments 

Swayback Bridge
Posted May 12, 2016, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

ok. i just saw your post. seems as tho i don't get notifications when someone posts a comment after mine.

Swayback Bridge
Posted February 24, 2016, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

It is. I parked where it was blocked and walked.

Swayback Bridge
Posted February 24, 2016, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I wonder why the bridge isn't blocked off?