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Canoe Creek Road Bridge

Photo 

Google Earth 2006 overhead satellite view

Old bridge to the right with construction of new bridge on the left

View this photo at maps.google.com

BH Photo #218847

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost concrete arch bridge over Canoe Creek on Canoe Creek Road in Rainbow City
Location
Etowah County, Alabama
History
Built 1930; demolished 2007
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Span length: 44.9 ft.
Total length: 44.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.90323, -86.11009   (decimal degrees)
33°54'12" N, 86°06'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/582275/3751782 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dunaway Mountain
Inventory numbers
AL 743 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 10114 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/1992)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 55.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1997)
600

Categories 

Alabama (876)
Arch (11,272)
Built 1930 (1,621)
Built during 1930s (10,691)
Deck arch (10,509)
Etowah County, Alabama (26)
Functionally obsolete (8,050)
Lost (18,941)
Lost 2007 (269)
Lost during 2000s (3,757)
Owned by city (4,547)
Replaced by new bridge (12,566)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,737)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,933)

Update Log 

  • October 28, 2011: Updated by Ben Tate: fixed coordinates

Sources 

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

Comments 

Canoe Creek Road Bridge
Posted October 28, 2011, by Lisa Gardner (meandthecats [at] gmail [dot] com)

Correction - the new bridge opened in April of 2007. http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20070421/NEWS/704210307

Canoe Creek Road Bridge
Posted October 28, 2011, by Lisa Gardner (meandthecats [at] gmail [dot] com)

I grew up in this area and lived there until 2001. This bridge was on US 411 (also known as Rainbow Drive or Canoe Creek Road) - the map view is incorrect. It was replaced around 2005 and the highway was realigned to the new bridge. The 1930 bridge has been demolished.