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Grants Mill Road Bridge


Grantsmill Road Bridge A

Picture taken 4/26/2009

Photo taken by John Sistrunk


BH Photo #140575

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Pony truss bridge over Lake Purdy on Grants Mill Road in Birmingham
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Demolished and replaced.
Built 1935; rehabilitated 1962
Riveted Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 171.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.48089, -86.62900   (decimal degrees)
33°28'51" N, 86°37'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/534468/3704662 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cahaba Heights
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
AL 7524 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 10144 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 3, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.
  • March 3, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Corrected GPS
  • June 16, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated GPS and listed bridge as doomed.
  • May 24, 2009: Updated by John Sistrunk


  • Nathan Holth
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net


Grants Mill Road Bridge
Posted April 3, 2013, by Taylor (taylormontgomery13 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge has been replaced an reopened.

Grants Mill Road Bridge
Posted February 25, 2010, by Deborah McCord (mccorddeborah [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

When is road scheduled to reopen? This is my GREAT escape from travelling highway 280!!!! We all miss this peaceful drive to 459.

Grants Mill Road Bridge
Posted February 15, 2010, by Jim Roper (psugeneris [at] aol [dot] com)

Bridge closed as of 12/7/2009. Scheduled to be replaced starting early 2010.

Grantsmill Road Bridge
Posted May 24, 2009, by John Sistrunk (jlsistrunk [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Picture taken 4/26/2009