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Hermitage Drive Bridge

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Hermitage drive bridge under construction in 1925

BH Photo #212870

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Description 

I know it's only a concrete bridge, but it was built in 1925. Despite being very narrow for 2-way traffic and being heavily used, this bridge has managed to stick around for 86 years. It is being replaced in the near future though. I know it's not much to look at, but when I cross it, gritting my teeth with the anticipation of scraping the rail or the oncoming vehicle, I can't help but be reminded of how historic this bridge truly is.

-Ben Tate

Facts 

Overview
Concrete tee beam bridge over L & N Rr and Railroad Avenue on Hermitage Drive
Location
Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1925; Demolished and replaced 2013
Design
Concrete tee beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 28.9 ft.
Total length: 133.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.81757, -87.66907   (decimal degrees)
34°49'03" N, 87°40'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/438810/3853016 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Florence
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
16,050
Inventory numbers
AL 315 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 49514 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 15, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
  • September 6, 2011: Added by Ben Tate

Sources 

  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Hermitage Drive Bridge
Posted October 15, 2013, by Ian Michael Berry (imberry [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

Closed to traffic to be demolished and replaced as of 10.07.13.