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Southern - Tombigbee River Bridge

Photos 

Alabama, Sumter Co., Epes Railroad Bridge Just Off U.S. 11, N Of Epes Copy Of Photo By Jack Donnell, Columbus, Ms. 1922. Picture Of Earlier Bridge: Turn Span And Fixed Spans. Ala. Great Southern Rr. Sarcone Photography, Columbus, Ms. Sep 1978

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #259192

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Tombigbee River on Southern Railroad
Location
Epes, Sumter County, Alabama, and Greene County, Alabama
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Railroad
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Design
Through truss vertical ift
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.69611, -88.11568   (decimal degrees)
32°41'46" N, 88°06'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/395418/3618148 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Epes East
Inventory number
BH 57031 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Alabama (876)
Epes, Alabama (3)
Greene County, Alabama (9)
Lost (18,867)
Movable (2,709)
Railroad (13,165)
Replaced by new bridge (12,525)
Southern Railway (210)
Sumter County, Alabama (10)
Through truss (12,927)
Tombigbee River (12)
Truss (29,507)
Vertical lift (410)

Update Log 

  • July 12, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 17, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 9, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Tombigbee River", "Southern Railway", "Railroad"
  • July 8, 2013: Added by Ben Tate

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER AL-7 - Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Cochrane, Pickens County, AL
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Southern Tombigbee River Bridge
Posted July 10, 2013, by Zachary S

Ah, heh, gotcha.

Southern Tombigbee River Bridge
Posted July 10, 2013, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I know, Luke. I assumed he couldn't find it because it was only listed in Greene County, and I think I had this one only in Sumter County. You replied right before I did. Thanks for posting the link though.

Southern Tombigbee River Bridge
Posted July 10, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

My already added was more in reference to Zach's "I might upload the current bridge" post.

I probably should have clarified that.

Southern Tombigbee River Bridge
Posted July 10, 2013, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Yeah. I added it but forgot it was in 2 counties. I just fixed it.

Southern Tombigbee River Bridge
Posted July 10, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)
Southern Tombigbee River Bridge
Posted July 10, 2013, by Zachary S

There's a pretty impressive and very large through truss at this location even today. Might add that one eventually.