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NS - Coosa River Bridge (Childersburg)

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Description 

Current bridge trusses constructed and put in place in 2001 to replace four 1906 pin-connected spans on same piers.

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Coosa River on Railroads (NS)
Location
Talladega County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
History
Old spans at this locaiton (four 1906 pin-connected Pratt trusses) replaced by modern bolted trusses c. 2001
Railroads
- Central of Georgia Railway (CG)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Parker through truss
Also called
CG - Coosa River Bridge (Childersburg)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.29107, -86.36365   (decimal degrees)
33°17'28" N, 86°21'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/559249/3683736 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Childersburg
Inventory number
BH 59893 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 11, 2014: Updated by Zachary S: Added category "Modern through truss"
  • February 23, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Comments 

NS Coosa River Bridge (Childersburg)
Posted March 11, 2014, by Zachary S

A bit of history I came across regarding this bridge... the original was built in 1906 but was replaced about a decade ago by NS because the condition of the bridge required trains to slow to exceptionally slow speed when crossing. The trusses that are present now are actually modern bolted trusses; the original 1906 trusses, presumably pin-connected, were dynamited and the new trusses slid into place. The original stone piers were used for the new crossing with minor modifications. A very interesting and detailed report the sources section. I'll update the bridge page accordingly.