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KCM&B - Big Warrior Bridge

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Published prior to 1923

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Mulberry Fork on Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad
Location
Cordova, Walker County, Alabama
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1887
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad (KCM&B)
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 298.0 ft.
Total length: 450.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.75751, -87.16967   (decimal degrees)
33°45'27" N, 87°10'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/484287/3735282 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cordova
Inventory number
BH 73621 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 13, 2016: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

KCM&B - Big Warrior Bridge
Posted July 8, 2017, by Zachary S

I have a model railroad book, which I believe is a collection of magazine articles, which describes this bridge and gives a detailed diagram and modeling instructions using the actual bridge's measurements. I have reason to believe that the current bridge here is the third at this location, with this being the first. I also believe that there may be at least one pier or abutment still extant from the 1887 bridge on the hill alongside the current span.