Rating:
4 votes

Cemetery Lane Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James McCray

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BH Photo #242058

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Wooden Pratt pony truss bridge over CSX Railroad on Cemetery Lane
Location
Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama
Status
Demolished
Railroad
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.45011, -86.93419   (decimal degrees)
34°27'00" N, 86°56'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/506045/3812067 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hartselle
Land survey
T. 7 S., R. 4 W., Sec. 10
Inventory number
BH 53973 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Alabama (882)
CSX Railroad (1,315)
Hartselle, Alabama (2)
Have street view (23,714)
Lost (19,728)
Morgan County, Alabama (17)
Owned by city (4,672)
Pony truss (15,187)
Pratt pony truss (3,223)
Pratt truss (8,179)
Truss (29,876)
Uncovered wooden truss (124)
Wooden deck (5,894)

Update Log 

  • November 12, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Bridge was bypassed and closed and is now derelict
  • October 27, 2012: New photos from James McCray
  • October 17, 2012: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Flickr - photo of bridge
  • Erik Hoffman - edh4801 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Cemetery Lane Bridge
Posted May 2, 2018, by P Patterson (pdpatterson [at] charter [dot] net)

Bridge is still there. It is blocked off on both sides by fence. I drive by frequently, will try to get a photo of current condition.

Cemetery Lane Bridge
Posted February 18, 2018, by Zachary S

Highly unfortunate and disappointing; never got to go see this one though it's close by. These small bridges could be moved and saved far more easily than most, but seems like unless there's a major concerted community effort, there's not even a snowball's chance in hell. Though complicated, I'm sure, in this case by having to also talk with CSX in getting it moved since it was over their line. Even though long abandoned I can't say I am surprised; these wood overpasses are being removed at a very rapid rate. This is sad, because I quite like them.

Cemetery Lane Bridge
Posted February 18, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Railroads are (justifiably) merciless about removing potential obstructions to track. I hope someone kept the pieces for reuse.

Cemetery Lane Bridge
Posted February 18, 2018, by Crystal Barnett (cgbarnett [at] charter [dot] net)

Sadly enough, this bridge has been completely demolished. Another beautiful piece of history gone, but never forgotten.

Cemetery Lane Bridge
Posted July 27, 2013, by Anonymous

Bridge still exists, but has been replaced by concrete two lane bridge on Longhorn Pass. Both approaches to the original bridge are now grassy areas with no bridge access.

Cemetery Lane Bridge
Posted October 17, 2012, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Just found and added this bridge. Was not listed on here and there is no NBI data for it. Anyone have any clue as to any more info on it? I will be in Hartselle and Cullman this weekend so I will get photo of it.