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Cahaba Beach Road Bridge

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Cahaba Beach Road Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in April 2009

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BH Photo #139133

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Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Little Cahaba River on Cahaba Beach Road in Birmingham
Location
Birmingham, Shelby County, Alabama, and Jefferson County, Alabama
Status
Closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Slated for replacement
History
Built 1904
Design
Pin-connected Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 109.9 ft.
Total length: 109.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.43995, -86.69917   (decimal degrees)
33°26'24" N, 86°41'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/527962/3700101 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cahaba Heights
Inventory numbers
AL 24 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 10138 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/1996)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 20.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1996)
100

Update Log 

  • November 22, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Bridge doomed
  • March 1, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 24, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge is actually a thru truss, corrected GPS coordinates

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Erik Hoffman - edh4801 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Cahaba Beach Road Bridge
Posted September 1, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Rehabilitation or even restoration would be preferred.

Cahaba Beach Road Bridge
Posted August 31, 2016, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

hope replacement is started soon.

Cahaba Beach Road Bridge
Posted August 22, 2013, by Brian (nospam [at] gmail [dot] com)

Per Cam Ward's web site, the latest round of funding from the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program includes funding to replace this old bridge.