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Winston Bridge

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Winston Bridge

Photo taken by Steve Burchfield

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BH Photo #314156

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Winston Bridge over Town Creek - Marshall County, Alabama

Inundated bridge piling. Flooded in 1939 when Lake Guntersville was backed up by the TVA.

Steve Burchfield

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Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Town Creek
Location
Marshall County, Alabama
Status
Submerged under Lake Guntersville
History
Submerged by the impoundment of the TVA's Lake Guntersville in 1939.
Design
Other
Dimensions
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
Elevation
588 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 65594 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2015: New photo from Steve Burchfield
  • January 20, 2015: New video from Steve Burchfield

Sources 

  • Steve Burchfield - coosabassman [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Winston Bridge
Posted April 11, 2015, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Cool Pics here.

I am assuming the dimensions are estimates as the bridge is no longer there. But I was wondering how you estimated the span length? Were there other Piers on site?

Royce

Winston Bridge
Posted January 21, 2015, by Steve Burchfield (coosabassman [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks Ben!

I'm new to this site. I haven't seen any underwater bridge photgraphs.

My main hobby is bass fishing. I love to find sunken structure like this to fish around.

I hope that someone has more info on this old bridge that I found up in Town Creek. It is located 6 miles up into the creek from where it empties into the Tennessee River. The old bridge would have been across the first set of rapids (pre-impoundment) that a boater would have encountered coming from the river. I have looked for old maps that show the bridge without luck. It may have been a covered bridge as there were several in the area.

Winston Bridge
Posted January 20, 2015, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Awesome photos and video. Thanks for sharing!!