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US 43 Florence Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Sr 20 & Tennessee River on US 43
Location
Lauderdale County, Alabama
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built in 1858, rebuilt in 1906 and 1938, replaced.
Design
Vertical Lift Bridge with Psrker through truss main span and concrete stringer approaches
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.79167, -87.67167   (decimal degrees)
34°47'30" N, 87°40'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/438553/3850145 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Florence
Inventory number
BH 52697 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Alabama (883)
Beam (13,147)
Concrete stringer (648)
Continuous (2,098)
Continuous truss (163)
Lauderdale County, Alabama (32)
Lost (19,910)
Lost 1938 (54)
Lost during 1930s (416)
Movable (2,756)
Owned by state (14,336)
Parker through truss (1,196)
Parker truss (1,556)
Replaced by new bridge (13,184)
Through truss (13,224)
Truss (29,962)
Vertical lift (393)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2012: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com

Comments 

US 43 Florence Bridge
Posted June 22, 2012, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This looks like a combination of correct and incorrect info for the old railroad bridge.

By the way, here is where the old vertical lift currently is now:

http://bridgehunter.com/mo/marion/hannibal-rr/

US 43 Florence Bridge
Posted June 22, 2012, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I've never heard of this bridge. The only vertical lift we had was put on the railroad bridge in the 1960s to replace a swing span. The old railroad bridge http://bridgehunter.com/al/lauderdale/old-railroad/ was a double decker that had a railroad on top and vehicular traffic on the bottom. The vehicular traffic was stopped after the new cantilevered truss O'Neal Bridge was built in 1939. http://bridgehunter.com/al/colbert/1901/

This is my home town, Jason. :)