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Fairview Cove Road Bridge

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Fairview Cove Road Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in November 2008

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Trib of Bristow Creek on Fairview Cove Road
Location
Etowah County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Available for reuse
History
Built 1917
Design
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 79.1 ft.
Total length: 79.1 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.10623, -86.19266   (decimal degrees)
34°06'22" N, 86°11'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/574464/3774228 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Howelton
Inventory numbers
AL 113 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 10116 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2000)
450

Update Log 

  • February 22, 2016: Updated by Andy Peters: Adds Gadsden Times article about plans to preserve bridge
  • September 26, 2013: Updated by J.P.: updated location
  • March 4, 2009: New photos from C Hanchey

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Fairview Cove Road Bridge
Posted February 22, 2016, by Andy Peters (anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sounds like they are going to keep this bridge in place and build a replacement bridge upstream.

http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20160221/NEWS/160229976

Fairview Cove Road Bridge
Posted April 18, 2014, by Zachary S

This bridge is now doomed, and as per ATRIP, which is providing the funding to tear down numerous historic bridges in the state, will be replaced by a two-lane modern bridge soon.