Shoals Creek Bridge
Shoals Creek Bridge before demolition
BH Photo #197717
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.
- Lost Cantilevered Warren through truss bridge over Shoal Creek on US 43
- Lauderdale County, Alabama
- Replaced by new bridge in 2007
- Built 1959, replaced 2007
- Cantilevered Warren through truss
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:
- Inventory numbers
- AL 6540 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 36073 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- 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