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Dilworth Bridge

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Photo taken by Zachary S in August 2013

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #264131

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Description 

Built 1913 on Frisco Railway's DeBardeleben Branch; line abandoned in 1980s and bridge preserved as a road bridge to access Dilworth Coal Plant

Facts 

Overview
Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Black Warrior River on a private road
Location
Walker County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic for the Dilworth Coal Plant
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Railroad
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss with wooden deck (former SLSF railroad bridge)
Also called
Frisco - Sipsey Mine Bridge (S)
Frisco - Sipsey Mine Bridge (S)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.81278, -87.05371   (decimal degrees)
33°48'46" N, 87°03'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/495029/3741398 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sipsey
Inventory number
BH 44422 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 7, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • June 4, 2014: New photos from Zachary S
  • August 21, 2013: New photo from Zachary S
  • March 13, 2010: Added by James Baughn based on a tip from Cathy Spann

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Comments 

Dilworth Bridge
Posted June 30, 2018, by John Stewart (jstew [at] bhamrails [dot] info)

Hi all,

Yes, this is one of two bridges built over the river by Frisco to serve mines at Sipsey and across the river at an unknown location.

The second bridge was upstream a bit and is long gone. It too was a through truss.

John Stewart

www.bhamrails.info

Dilworth Bridge
Posted July 19, 2013, by Zachary S

Yeah, if you can find aerial images old enough you can actually trace an old rail line from near here to Sumiton/Dora. Nowadays it looks as though this bridge may be the only surviving/in-use remnant of the line.

Dilworth Bridge
Posted July 19, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Old railroad bridge for sure. I have no doubt, especially with the ties still underneath the plywood deck.

Dilworth Bridge
Posted July 19, 2013, by Zachary S

A photo of the bridge can be found here.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22136899@N03/2491999271/in/set-...

That photoset in general is an absolute sensory overload gold mine of Alabama bridge photos.