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Salem Shotwell Covered Bridge 01-41-04

Photo 

Oveview

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BH Photo #193463

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Bridge collapsed at its original location near Salem, AL. It was 75 feet long, but when it was relocated and rebuilt at its present location the bridge was shortened to 43 feet.

Facts 

Overview
Relocated lattice through truss bridge over Rocky Brook on a pedestrian path at Opelika Municipal Park
Location
Opelika, Lee County, Alabama
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Bridge was originally built in 1900 over Wacoochee Creek near Salem. Damaged by a falling tree in 2005. Relocated and rebuilt in 2007 at its present location.
Builder
- Otto Puls
Design
Lattice through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 43.0 ft.
Also called
Pea Ridge Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.65941, -85.38129   (decimal degrees)
32°39'34" N, 85°22'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/651800/3614687 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Opelika West
Inventory number
BH 48088 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 10, 2011: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com