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CG - Cahaba River Bridge

Map 

Description 

The bridge piers, some very tall, still remain standing in the Cahaba River.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Cahaba River on Central of Georgia Railway (abandoned)
Location
Jefferson County, Alabama
Status
Demolished, but piers remain
History
Built 1944-1945; Line abandoned c. 1970s
Railroad
- Central of Georgia Railway (CG)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.56461, -86.58267   (decimal degrees)
33°33'53" N, 86°34'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/538734/3713960 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Leeds
Inventory number
BH 63038 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added build date per forum comment
  • September 18, 2014: Added by Zachary S

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Comments 

CG - Cahaba River Bridge
Posted August 18, 2016, by dave phillips (julesrules4fun [at] gmail [dot] )

We hang out there at the old bridges. Central of Georgia Historical Society sent me some of their news letters that show the bridges in use with steam engines going across. They show the stone bridge being dismantled and the concrete bridge being built in 1944-1945.