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Coosa River Memorial Bridge

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The Coosa River Bridge in Gadsden, AL is known as the Coosa River Memorial Bridge. The bridge is a memorial for WWI Veterans.

Photo taken by James McCray

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Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Coosa River on Broad Street in Gadsden
Location
Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927 by the C.G. Kershaw Contracting Co.
Builder
- Charles G. Kershaw Contracting Co. of Birmingham, Alabama
Design
Open-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 137.1 ft.
Total length: 1,350.1 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Coosa River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.01017, -85.99764   (decimal degrees)
34°00'37" N, 85°59'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/592556/3763737 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gadsden East
Inventory numbers
AL 406 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 10115 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2016)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 7.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
16,100

Update Log 

  • February 17, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • March 2, 2014: New photos from Ben Tate
  • June 19, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Corrected GPS coordinates
  • July 9, 2008: New photo from James McCray
  • January 31, 2008: New photos from James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Eddie Douthitt - eddied1962 [at] charter [dot] net
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com