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Whiskey Road Bridge

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Whiskey Road Bridge

Warning sign that a one lane bridge is just around the bend

Photo taken by Jared Rainer

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BH Photo #154851

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Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over Sucarnochee River on Whiskey Road (also called Fred Dial Road)
Location
Sumter County, Alabama
Status
Closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Closed to all traffic in 2005 with dirt barricades
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 37.1 ft.
Total length: 236.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Also called
Sucarnochee River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.62009, -88.37124   (decimal degrees)
32°37'12" N, 88°22'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/371353/3610001 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boyd
Average daily traffic (as of 1993)
30
Inventory numbers
AL 10 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 44067 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2005)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 14.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2010: Added by Jared Rainer

Sources 

  • Jared Rainer - chumrain [at] bayspringstel [dot] net

Comments 

Whiskey Road Bridge
Posted November 11, 2010, by Jared Rainer (chumrain [at] att [dot] net)

On a more recent visit (October 2010), I noticed that there is a beam near the center of the bridge that has completely rotted, causing the bridge to sag. Despite this, there were some fresh tracks in the small dirt piles at each end, it appears that someone is still driving over this bridge, but they are really taking a risk by doing so. The road from the Payneville end is washing away in places, so use extreme caution if you choose to visit from that end. It is sad to see this bridge deteriorating--crossing it in the past was so much fun. In the past, repairs have been made as needed but these days that just doesn't happen in Sumter County, Alabama.