Photo taken by Steve Burchfield
BH Photo #314156
Winston Bridge over Town Creek - Marshall County, Alabama
Inundated bridge piling. Flooded in 1939 when Lake Guntersville was backed up by the TVA.
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All remaining of this inundated bridge is the stone piling on the south side of the creek channel. The top of the piling is 6' below the surface of Lake Guntersville at normal pool level of 594'.
The base is in 18' of water.
The north support of the span apparently sat on a huge submerged boulder that is also about 6' below the lake surface.
- Bridge over Town Creek
- Marshall County, Alabama
- Submerged under Lake Guntersville
- Submerged by the impoundment of the TVA's Lake Guntersville in 1939.
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 300.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +34.43994, -86.14005 (decimal degrees)
34°26'24" N, 86°08'24" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/579003/3811272 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Columbus City
- Land survey
- COLUMBUS CITY T.7.S., R.5.E., Sec.8
- 588 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 65594 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 21, 2015: New photo from Steve Burchfield
- January 20, 2015: New video from Steve Burchfield
- Steve Burchfield - coosabassman [at] gmail [dot] com