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ATN - Coosa River Bridge (Gadsen)

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CSX Coosa River Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in February 2011

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BH Photo #193971

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Street View 

Description 

The bridge originally carried both automobile and railroad traffic.

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Coosa River on CSX Transportation
Location
Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1909 by the American Bridge Co.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Alabama & Tennessee River Railway (ATN)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
Swing Parker through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.01119, -85.99690   (decimal degrees)
34°00'40" N, 85°59'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/592623/3763850 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gadsden East
Inventory number
BH 48189 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 1, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • March 2, 2014: New photos from Ben Tate
  • February 28, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 19, 2011: Added by C Hanchey

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

CSX Coosa River Bridge
Posted May 9, 2011, by Mary-jo Webster (mwebs1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Is this the bridge that was recently refurbished in April, 2011? I am told that a Gadsden Bridge was treated with a product called rust grip and i have before and after pictures which makes me think this is the same bridge. I am considering using this approach on the restoration of an iron swing bridge in New Orleans and I would love to hear some feedback about this approach and the specific product.

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