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Ripley Cutoff Road Bridge


Photo taken by Ben Tate in May 2011


BH Photo #199361



Parker through truss bridge over Lost Creek on Ripley Cutoff Road
Walker County, Alabama
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1930, closed in 2003, replaced by new bridge in 2011
Pinned Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 180.1 ft.
Total length: 233.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.88101, -87.46368   (decimal degrees)
33°52'52" N, 87°27'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/457119/3749059 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
Inventory numbers
AL 726 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 10198 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2003)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 25.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 1, 2013: Updated by J.P.: Replaced by a new bridge
  • June 9, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • May 20, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed from pony to through truss
  • May 20, 2011: New photo from Ben Tate


  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com


Ripley Cutoff Road Bridge
Posted February 22, 2016, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

how do you see the satellite view?

Ripley Cutoff Road Bridge
Posted May 1, 2013, by Zachary S

Ugh. Well that's terribly disheartening. I guess the focus will have to shift locally, then, to preserving the small handful of other historic bridges in the county that will probably meet the same fate in the next several years unless action is taken. I'm quite familiar with the old Johnsey Bridge which was demolished and replaced a few years ago (live within a few miles of it, even) so I hate to see yet another fall prey to the replace-rather-than-restore mentality.

Ripley Cutoff Road Bridge
Posted May 1, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Satellite view shows the stark white of another UCEB.

Ripley Cutoff Road Bridge
Posted April 30, 2013, by Zachary S

News articles indicate that there is a new bridge at this location as of about a year ago. By the tone of the article I suspect this bridge may be lost, though they used 'repair' rather than 'replace' - still I'm not entirely sure. I should head over that way and check for myself in a few days or so.