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Old Co Rd 61 Bridge

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Old Co Rd 61 Bridge

View from southwestern end of bridge

Photo taken by Ben Tate in January 2011

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BH Photo #194398

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Description 

This bridge was part of the old Jackson Highway route. It was closed in 1984. The road is closed on the north side about 3 miles north of the the bridge. This area is private property. It is gated at the south side on Co Rd 61. This bridge is in very poor condition. The north side of it is slumping. It appears to be too dangerous to walk on.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Maldne Rd (formerly Co Rd 61)
Location
Russellville, Franklin County, Alabama
Status
Abandoned
History
Built ca. 1920 and closed to traffic in 1984.
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.45964, -87.76104   (decimal degrees)
34°27'35" N, 87°45'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/430100/3813384 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Isbell
Inventory number
BH 48279 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2011: Added by Ben Tate

Sources 

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

Comments 

Old Co Rd 61 Bridge
Posted February 22, 2016, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I would agree

Old Co Rd 61 Bridge
Posted February 27, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It would appear this span's days are numbers......unless some serious intervention comes soon.