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Cypress Creek Bridge

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BH Photo #242372

Map 

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Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Cypress Creek on Waterloo Road in Florence
Location
Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama
Status
Replaced
History
Built 1927; replaced 2003
Design
Riveted Parker through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 185.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.7 ft.
Also called
Waterloo Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.80777, -87.70062   (decimal degrees)
34°48'28" N, 87°42'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/435917/3851949 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Florence
Inventory numbers
AL 445 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 36071 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 4, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • November 4, 2012: New photos from Martha Carver
  • September 16, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden
  • January 31, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Satellite view shows bridge has been replaced.

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • JT Legg - talmo346 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Martha Carver - martha_carver [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Comments 

Cypress Creek Bridge
Posted September 12, 2011, by Ben Tate

I'm trying to locate pictures for this lost bridge, but so far all I have is the 1999 Google satellite photo that shows its shadow on the creek.

Cypress Creek Bridge
Posted August 22, 2010, by mike (terrapin8654 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anyone know if the old bridge was torn down or was it moved to another area of the state? they don't make bridges like they used to. this bridge is very plain. the old bridge was great!

Cypress Creek Bridge
Posted January 31, 2010, by T.L. Foster (terryfoster4u [at] gmail [dot] com)

The one lane metal and wood structure has been torn down and replaced with a two lane concrete structure.

There is another one lane bridge, Ghost Bridge, located nearby on Old Savannah Highway spanning Cypress Creek, that was built near the civil war period and is still intact. It is said that the bridge had been a spot for a Civil War skirmish, several slave lynchings and speculated by many paranormal investigators to be a haunted area-

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/10284

Cypress Creek Bridge
Posted October 6, 2008, by John Parsley (parsleyjohn [at] hotmail [dot] com)

this bridge has been replaced with a wider concrete structure. Has been open for over a year now..

Cypress Creek Bridge
Posted August 3, 2008, by john parsley (parsleyjohn [at] hotmail [dot] com)

this bridge was replaced with a concrete structure two years ago. New bridge wider with a walkway on north side of bridge..