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Happy Hollow Bridge


Shoals Creek Bridge at Kilburn Beach CR 47

Photo taken by Dave Reasons

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BH Photo #168968


Street View 


Riveted polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Shoals Creek on CR 47
Lauderdale County, Alabama
Open to traffic
Built 1928
Riveted polygonal Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 220.2 ft.
Total length: 394.0 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.3 ft.
Also called
Shoals Creek Bridge over Co Rd 47
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.91210, -87.58828   (decimal degrees)
34°54'44" N, 87°35'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/446260/3863453 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1989)
Inventory numbers
AL 528 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 10162 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 25.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • February 27, 2011: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added truss type and fixed coordinated
  • July 1, 2010: New photos from Dave Reasons
  • May 3, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.

Related Bridges 


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dave Reasons
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Shoals Creek Bridge
Posted February 27, 2011, by Ben Tate
Shoals Creek Bridge
Posted September 27, 2009, by Gloria Eloise Snoddy (cgsnoddy [at] netzero [dot] com)

When I read the facts about this bridge that I cross several times each week, I grew weak. I see large trucks crossing this bridge very often. I see where an inspection was made on March 3, 2009 and the appraisal reported that this bridge was STRUCTURALLY DEFICIENT and the SUFFICIENCY rating was 6.0 (out of 100)it scared me to death. What are we going to do about this situation and when are we going to do it. Will we wait until it falls in and people get killed and then say "oh we need a new bridge. Somebody HELP.