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Sipsey River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Ben Tate in May 2011

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BH Photo #199426

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Sipsey River on Eldridge Rd in Glen Allen
Location
Fayette County, Alabama
Status
Closed to all traffic - East side collapsed.
History
Built 1928, approach collapsed between 2008 and 2012 when it left the NBI.
Design
Polygonal Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.90717, -87.68547   (decimal degrees)
33°54'26" N, 87°41'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/436629/3752074 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Glen Allen
Land survey
T. 13 S., R. 11 W., Sec. 22
Average daily traffic (as of 1996)
75
Inventory numbers
AL 497 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 10127 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 21, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • May 20, 2011: Updated by Ben Tate: Bridge collapsed

Sources 

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