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"Snitch" Bridge

Photos 

Overview

There is a "makeshift plaque" on this bridge that states that "Tim Hatcher is a Snitch," thereby giving the bridge its name.

Photo taken by James McCray

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BH Photo #233696

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over Commerce Street on the Geneva Walking Trail (an abandoned railroad line)
Location
Geneva, Geneva County, Alabama
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Railroad
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Timber stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.02996, -85.86261   (decimal degrees)
31°01'48" N, 85°51'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/608551/3433477 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Geneva East
Inventory number
BH 52700 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Alabama (876)
Beam (12,261)
Geneva County, Alabama (14)
Geneva, Alabama (3)
Have street view (22,551)
Open to pedestrians (3,566)
Owned by city (4,545)
Preserved (1,069)
Rail-to-trail (1,307)
Timber stringer (3,374)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Rail-to-trail"
  • June 22, 2012: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

"Snitch" Bridge
Posted June 22, 2012, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

You should make a "joke bridge" category.

"Snitch" Bridge
Posted June 22, 2012, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

So many questions:

Who is the infamous Tim Hatcher?

How did he earn the dubious distinction of being a "Snitch"?

Who did he rat out?

What did the person that got ratted out do?

Why was it necessary for the offended party to go to such lengths as to take a magic marker or sharpie and write the heading on cardboard and then tack it to an obscure bridge?

This seems to make for an interesting story.

Anyone with answers, guesses, or imagined ad lib stories feel free to post. Remember we are talking deep south Alabama here.