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Tyler-Goodwin Bridge

Photos 

United Press International; Used under Fair Use.

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BH Photo #416113

Map 

Description 

Site of the 1957 murder of Willie Edwards.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Alabama River on AL 143
Location
Montgomery County, Alabama, and Elmore County, Alabama
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built in the 1920s; Removed 1980
Design
1 255' Warren through truss swing
2 104' Warren through trusses
Dimensions
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Also called
Roy Bridge (Old Name)
Tyler-Goodwyn Bridge (Alternate spelling)
Tyler-Goodwyn Bridge (Alternate spelling)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.41146, -86.34157   (decimal degrees)
32°24'41" N, 86°20'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/561913/3586235 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Montgomery North
Inventory number
BH 72088 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

AL 143 (1)
Alabama (904)
Alabama River (1)
Beam (14,416)
Elmore County, Alabama (14)
Lost (22,375)
Lost 1980 (79)
Lost during 1980s (1,205)
Montgomery County, Alabama (17)
Movable (2,854)
Owned by state (15,154)
Steel stringer (5,634)
Swing (1,368)
Through truss (14,075)
Truss (31,261)
Warren through truss (1,550)
Warren truss (6,270)

Update Log 

  • November 9, 2019: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 21, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 10, 2018: New photo from Luke
  • May 2, 2016: Added by Luke

Comments 

Tyler-Goodwin Bridge
Posted November 7, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Same Date

Tyler-Goodwin Bridge
Posted November 7, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

The photo Luke added is also from 1961

Tyler-Goodwin Bridge
Posted November 7, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

February 25 1961 The Montgomery Advisor

Tyler-Goodwin Bridge
Posted November 7, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Melissa, Did you happen to see any reference to flooding in the 1950s of this bridge? I was contacted by someone who grew up near this bridge and they think it had another really bad flood in the 1950s, and were looking for confirmation of that.