Rating:
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Pleasant Hill Road Bridge

Photos 

Angled

Photo taken by James F. Gentner in April 2013

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BH Photo #255836

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Dismantled pony truss bridge formerly over Black Creek on Pleasent Hill Road in Gadsden
Location
Attalla, Etowah County, Alabama
Status
Partially Assembled in a park
History
Built 1882 at Walnut Grove; relocated during 1930s; disassembled 2009
Design
Wrought iron Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 81.0 ft.
Total length: 81.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Ghost Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.01902, -86.08438   (decimal degrees)
34°01'08" N, 86°05'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/584537/3764643 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gadsden West
Inventory numbers
AL 859 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 10119 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2007)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
300

Update Log 

  • July 6, 2016: Updated by James McCray: Added category "Haunted"
  • June 9, 2013: Updated by James F. Gentner: This bridge has been reassembled, in a field, in a park.
  • February 7, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge has been disassembled and is awaiting reconstruction elsewhere

Sources 

Comments 

Pleasant Hill Road Bridge - Haunted Bridge of Lookout Mountain, Al
Posted July 6, 2016, by Irran Butler (ibutler656 [at] comcast [dot] net)

If you're interested in learning the story of how the bridge came to be haunted, check this interesting web site. "http://themoonlitroad.com/haunted-bridge-lookout-mountain-al...

Pleasant Hill Road Bridge
Posted June 10, 2013, by Zachary S

Hmm. Well, better in a random field just sitting there than in a scrapyard.