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Village Creek Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Village Creek on a pedestrian walkway in Birmingham
Location
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built ca. 1940
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 70.9 ft.
Total length: 100.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.51848, -86.88430   (decimal degrees)
33°31'07" N, 86°53'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/510744/3708773 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Adamsville
Inventory numbers
AL 2484 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 36069 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2011: Updated by Chris Patriarca: Updated coordinates

Sources 

  • Chris P.

Comments 

Village Creek Bridge
Posted December 3, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)
Village Creek Bridge
Posted December 2, 2013, by Zachary S

Hmmm... interesting mystery we got on our hands here. The Google Earth photo from 1997 seems to indicate that there was indeed a through truss at this location. It disappears by the next update in 2002... along with most of the houses in the area. Now there are very few houses here. I suspect some sort of urban renewal or general abandonment, but the April 8th 1998 F5 tornado swept through juuust north of here and obliterated pretty much everything, so I do wonder if that had anything to do with it.

A pedestrian MOB or wooden footbridge seems to sit at this site right now on the original bridge piers. I suppose we'd need to switch this to 'lost' unless the pedestrian bridge is notable enough to be listed.