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Little Uchee Creek Bridge



Photo taken by James McCray


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BH Photo #117136


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Open spandrel arch bridge over Little Uchee Creek on Old US 431
Russell County, Alabama
Open to traffic
Built 1913
Open spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 133.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.37781, -85.08075   (decimal degrees)
32°22'40" N, 85°04'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/680550/3583933 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Phenix City
Average daily traffic (as of 2000)
Inventory numbers
AL 72 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 10182 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 66.5 (out of 100)
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Alabama (946)
Arch (11,807)
Built 1913 (842)
Built during 1910s (9,454)
Deck arch (11,052)
Have street view (26,091)
NR-eligible (4,025)
Open (38,992)
Open-spandrel arch (729)
Owned by county (20,319)
Russell County, Alabama (8)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,297)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,799)
US 431 (5)

Update Log 

  • July 5, 2010: Updated by James McCray: updated gps coordinates
  • July 9, 2008: New photos from James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com


Little Uchee Creek Bridge
Posted April 20, 2014, by Zachary S

Admittdely, there are multiple bridges on this stretch of road, and the report didn't clearly specify, at least to a layperson such as myself, which one(s) is(are) up for replacement, but ANY replacement activity on a road that contains a historic bridge is very much concerning.

And yes, it's ridiculous that they would even consider spending that kind of money doing that much of an upgrade to a road that close to a much higher capacity thoroughfare. But that's totally not something I'd be shocked about, unfortunately, as it would be far from the first time.

Little Uchee Creek Bridge
Posted April 19, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

High-capacity road close by, a rating that isn't bad, and a low ADT count... Sounds like a complete waste of Taxpayers dollars to me!!!

Little Uchee Creek Bridge
Posted April 18, 2014, by Zachary S

This gorgeous century-old NR-eligible deck arch apears to be at serious risk of replacement under ATRIP, despite a much higher capacity road being nearby...