wow. that's all I have to say about this bridge. wow.
LOL! That will do, but we better have enough for those who have fought to save the bridge but whose attempts fell on deaf ears of the county! ;-)
Agreed. So how 'bout a Level A Hazmat suit? Will it be strong enough for the deep piles of... of... crud?
(Image from Kapper of a Zytron suit http://www.kappler.com/products/zytron_500.asp)
This makes me really sick! I think it's even too much for the toilet! ;-P
I think this is too much for the little brown barf bag...
Why why why? Does anybody today have any common sense to save something this rare and historical? What purpose is destroying this structure going to achieve? Maybe the local authorities should do there job and actually patrol these types of areas for young careless drug attics partying teens who could care a less about anything but there iPhones and getting high/drunk. How many more rare old historical bridges do we have to abolish never to be seen again before people wake up?
I wonder why they suddenly rush to take it down right as a preservation group gets involved...must not want to deal with someone getting in the way of removing their "liability"
"The Lauderdale County Commission has voted to accept a contract to demolish the Ghost Bridge. The vote was taken at their meeting this morning." -per Facebook page
This bridge has been closed for 16 years. It has been a "liability" for the county the entire time, yet all of a sudden they're in a rush to demolish it. It was announced in December that they were accepting bids for demolition. A large movement to save the bridge began, and they gave it a "stay of execution." Less than a month later, they have already accepted a contract for demolition.
Goodbye "Ghost Bridge"
You will be missed. :(
Taken Christmas Day 2012:
Please sign this petition to save this historic bridge. Thank you.
A Facebook page was started for this bridge yesterday. It already had 640 likes. Hopefully we can save this bridge.
Unless they block off this road well before the bridge, this area will still be very accommodating to people who want to "party", dump trash, or whatever else they want to do. It is at a dead end at the bottom of a hill, around a curve, with plenty of room to park. This is the oldest through truss bridge in Lauderdale county. It is one of the main reasons I began bridge hunting. It started my fascination with historic bridges. Florence has been good about preserving historical structures. Maybe they'll relocate this bridge to a park. They brought life back to this bridge not too long ago: http://bridgehunter.com/al/lauderdale/old-railroad/
Typical. Blame the bridge. Not the idiots doing illegal things out in the woods. Do they think removing the bridge will stop people from doing drugs? Good luck with that.
Ridiculous to just "throw away" a piece of local history like it's a bag of trash! They need to explore other options as well...but it appears they are too short-sighted to do so.
Unfortunately this 100 year old bridge in my home town may be doomed.
Named Ghost Bridge by locals, it is said to have been the site for several lynchings and four murders. Strange lights and apparitions have been reported over the years even by horse and buggy passer-bys. The bridge is closed to vehicles, but the structure is still quite sound and has been saved by the Historical Society.