Rating:
2 votes

Sipsey River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Ben Tate in May 2011

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BH Photo #199476

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss bridge over Sipsey River on CR 95 in Fayette
Location
Fayette County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1940; rehabilitated 2001
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 180.1 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.84626, -87.72441   (decimal degrees)
33°50'47" N, 87°43'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/432981/3745345 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hubbertville
Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
20
Inventory numbers
AL 18426 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 10125 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Alabama (884)
Built 1940 (989)
Built during 1940s (3,785)
Fayette County, Alabama (10)
One-lane traffic (7,527)
Open (37,870)
Owned by county (19,434)
Pony truss (15,400)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,156)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,956)
Truss (30,497)
Warren pony truss (3,007)
Warren truss (6,001)
Wooden deck (5,961)

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2011: New photo from Ben Tate

Sources 

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

Comments 

Sipsey River Bridge
Posted April 24, 2017, by Suzy (Evans_suzy [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I live"around the bend". This is the community there. I have used this this bridge almost daily my whole life!! It was washed out for about three years, not washed out but a tree took it down and it was not repaired for years! It was annoying too!!! It used to have a higher ramp on one end. They did straighten it out some when it was rebuilt. It needs to be redone again😍

Sipsey River Bridge
Posted April 24, 2017, by Suzy (Evans_suzy [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I live"around the bend". This is the community there. I have used this this bridge almost daily my whole life!! It was washed out for about three years, not washed out but a tree took it down and it was not repaired for years! It was annoying too!!! It used to have a higher ramp on one end. They did straighten it out some when it was rebuilt. It needs to be redone again😍

Sipsey River Bridge
Posted April 23, 2017, by Jennifer Davidson (Joel_jennifer [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My family's land is just around the curve from this bridge. The bridge didn't wash away. Some of the under footing of it was comprised. Only one end had a part that sloped down, and when it would flood that part would float. When they made the repairs to it is when they took out the end that slopes down since the end only sit on top of the pavement.

Sipsey River Bridge
Posted May 21, 2011, by Ben Tate

A local resident told me that the bridge washed away during a flood. It was rebuilt in 2001. It used to have an upward slope on both ends with the middle portion horizontal. They rebuilt it as horizontal the whole length of the bridge.