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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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    Description 

    The bridge originally carried both automobile and railroad traffic.

    Facts 

    Overview
    Parker through truss bridge over Coosa River on CSX Railroad
    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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