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IC - Hurricane Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in June 2011

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BH Photo #200795

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Description 

Closed railroad bridge over Hurricane Creek. It is owned by the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers. It is surrounded by private and federal property. NO TRESPASSING!! I had permission from the owner to go on his property and take pictures. There are also 2 pillars standing just south of the bridge that used to carry another bridge. This bridge was spared by the tornado, but the road leading up to this area goes straight through several mile long path of destruction. This bridge was originally supposed to be accessible for the people of the neighborhood, but the corp of engineers put a stop to that due to safety concerns. There is actually a sign at the entrance to the neighborhood that has a picture of the bridge as part of the advertisement. Despite the change of plans, the sign still has a picture of the bridge on it.

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Hurricane Creek on Abandoned Illinois Central Railroad
Location
Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1905
Railroads
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad (GMO)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
- Mobile & Ohio Railroad (M&O)
- Warrior Southern Railway
Design
Warren through truss
Also called
ICG - Hurricane Creek Bridge
GM&O - Hurricane Creek Bridge
M&O - Hurricane Creek Bridge
Warrior Southern - Hurricane Creek Bridge
Warrior Southern Railway Bridge (HAER Name)
Holt Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.25090, -87.46282   (decimal degrees)
33°15'03" N, 87°27'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/456887/3679197 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lake Nicol
Inventory number
BH 48885 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 8, 2013: HAER photo posted by Ben Tate
  • June 9, 2011: Added by Ben Tate

Sources 

  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER AL-87 - Warrior Southern Railway Bridge, Down stream from Holt Lock & Dam, Holt, Tuscaloosa County, AL

Comments 

Holt Bridge
Posted December 5, 2012, by Jared Mixson

I'd say the piers are from a much older bridge since they are made of stone.