Rating:
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Cahaba River Bridge

Photos 

From northbound Crescent

Photo taken by Zachary S in July 2016

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BH Photo #358083

Map 

Description 

Two-span concrete deck arch, long abandoned and partially covered in kudzu. Not in 1992 NBI or attached to any current roads. Best view is from Bing Maps.

Discovered rather unconventionally: On the northbound Amtrak Crescent. The train passes less than 200 feet to the west of the bridge, which can be very easily seen, if you're quick to look.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cahaba River on Abandoned road
Location
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Status
Abandoned
Builder
- Prison Laborers
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Also called
Lovick Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.55527, -86.61418   (decimal degrees)
33°33'19" N, 86°36'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/535814/3712913 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Leeds
Inventory number
BH 62964 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 10, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • July 10, 2016: New photo from Zachary S
  • September 10, 2014: Added by Zachary S

Sources 

Comments 

Cahaba River Bridge
Posted November 10, 2017, by Anonymous

Please post it.

Cahaba River Bridge
Posted November 10, 2017, by Dave (DD) Phillips (julesrules4fun [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have a 1916 picture of this bridge on opening day 1916

Cahaba River Bridge
Posted August 31, 2016, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

more history on this bridge would be nice.

Cahaba River Bridge
Posted July 31, 2016, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

great find!

Cahaba River Bridge
Posted July 15, 2016, by Anthony (ant_1_1999 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Wow! I saw this bridge last year in October, while headed to DC on Amtrak. I was wondering about its origin. Great looking!!!!

Cahaba River Bridge
Posted September 11, 2014, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Great find!!