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Old Happy Hollow Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Ben Tate in July 2011

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BH Photo #205966

Map 

Description 

Only the stone abutments remain where this bridge once stood.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Shoal Creek on Co Rd 94
Location
St Florian, Lauderdale County, Alabama
Status
Lost
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.91081, -87.60012   (decimal degrees)
34°54'39" N, 87°36'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/445178/3863316 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pruitton
Inventory number
BH 49227 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Alabama (903)
Lauderdale County, Alabama (33)
Lost (22,269)
St Florian, Alabama (1)

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2011: Added by Ben Tate

Related Bridges 

Sources 

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

Comments 

Old Happy Hollow Bridge
Posted January 24, 2014, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks a lot, David. Where did you get this information? I'm so happy to finally here some of the history of these abutments!!

Old Happy Hollow Bridge
Posted January 24, 2014, by David Walker (blacknewport65 at hotmail [dot] com)

This is the site of the Jackson Military Road crossing on Shoal Creek. Andrew Jackson's Army cut a road from Tennessee to Louisiana in 1814. At this site it's believed they constructed a pontoon bridge.

The visible abutments were built for a more substantial bridge between 1816 and 1819. They supported a bridge of wooden structure that was undoubtedly burned many time during the Civil War. Eventually a steel truss bridge was placed over the abutments.

When the Shoal Creek Bridge was built for CR47, about 1000 yards downstream, the old bridge was allegedly pushed off the abutments, and eventually removed from the water as scrap.

Old Happy Hollow Bridge
Posted December 9, 2012, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I haven't been able to find anything out about this. I just noticed the piers on the satellite view one day and went to check it out.

Old Happy Hollow Bridge
Posted December 9, 2012, by Jay Horton (outlaw3474 [at] live [dot] com)

Was the bridge dismantled or washed away the stone pillars are cool ?