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Shoals Creek Bridge

Photos 

Shoals Creek Bridge before demolition

BH Photo #197717

Map 

Description 

This bridge was built in 1959 because its neighboring bridge (built 1925) was too small for two lane traffic. This bridge had two lanes and traveled eastbound on Hwy 72/43. The older 1925 bridge remained and became a one way bridge for westbound traffic. As the years passed by, the bridges began getting overcrowded as more people began using this highway to commute. Finally, this bridge was replaced by a 6 lane bridge in 2005 that carries traffic both ways. The older bridge remains intact but closed to all traffic.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Cantilevered Warren through truss bridge over Shoal Creek on US 43
Location
Lauderdale County, Alabama
Status
Replaced by new bridge in 2007
History
Built 1959, replaced 2007
Design
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 299.9 ft.
Total length: 806.1 ft.
Deck width: 28.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.85077, -87.56890   (decimal degrees)
34°51'03" N, 87°34'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447992/3856642 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Killen
Inventory numbers
AL 6540 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 36073 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2011: New photo from Ben Tate
  • April 18, 2011: Updated by Ben Tate: Info was mixed up with the old 1925 bridge which is already listed.
  • July 1, 2010: Updated by Dave Reasons: This is a duplicate

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Comments 

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

This bridge was removed and replaced with a concrete structure. opened last year. The new bridge is 6 lanes..