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CSX - Cahaba River Parker Truss

Photos 

Aerial View

Photo taken by David Deising for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #259125

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Cahaba River on CSX Railroad
Location
Hoover, Shelby County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1906; Replaced 2018
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N; LN)
Design
Parker through truss
Also called
L&N - Cahaba River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.30814, -86.86036   (decimal degrees)
33°18'29" N, 86°51'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/512999/3685457 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Helena
Inventory number
BH 57019 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 27, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added build and loss dates
  • July 8, 2013: Added by Ben Tate

Sources 

  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER AL-63 - Louisville & Nashville Railway, Cahaba River Bridge, Spanning Cahaba River, Helena, Shelby County, AL
  • Luke

Comments 

CSX - Cahaba River Parker Truss
Posted June 27, 2018, by Zachary S

Well that's a damn shame. Too bad it's really difficult to preserve railroad-owned bridges on active lines; often nearly zero warning ahead of time and of course being a business their focus is, unfortunately but certainly understandably, on newer bridges for heavier loads and stack trains rather than historic preservation

CSX - Cahabia River Parker Truss
Posted June 27, 2018, by Jacob Brown (jz524x4 [at] aol [dot] com)

This Bridge is being replaced as of 06/26/2018-06/27/2018. The original plans for the bridge show it being built in 1907. Brasfield & Gorrie was contracted to replace the bridge within the 48-hour window.