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Mill Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Ben Tate in May 2013

BH Photo #254601

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Mill Creek on Balch Road
Location
Madison, Madison County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic and pedestrians
History
Built 2009
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Span length: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 49.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.70596, -86.76774   (decimal degrees)
34°42'21" N, 86°46'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/521269/3840460 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Greenbrier
Average daily traffic
3,500
Inventory numbers
AL 20386 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 56364 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2012)
Overall condition: Good
Sufficiency rating: 98 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Alabama (903)
Arch (11,528)
Built 2009 (60)
Built during 2000s (624)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,772)
Deck arch (10,780)
Madison County, Alabama (43)
Madison, Alabama (8)
Modern (2,153)
Open (38,201)
Owned by city (4,926)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,944)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,704)

Update Log 

  • May 27, 2013: Added by Ben Tate

Sources 

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

Comments 

Mill Creek Bridge
Posted May 29, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Mill Creek Bridge
Posted May 27, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'd rather see a modern arch or rigid frame bridge be built than a unaesthetic slab or beam bridge.

Mill Creek Bridge
Posted May 27, 2013, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I know it's modern, but after seeing so many of these modern stone facades added to slab bridges in the area, it's nice to actually find an arch under one. Plus, it didn't replace a historic bridge since this road is new.