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J. R. Kilgore Bridge


Photo taken by Ben Tate in May 2011


BH Photo #199360


Street View 


Warren pony truss bridge over Blackwater Creek on Johnsey Bridge Road
Walker County, Alabama
Open to traffic
Built 2009 - Replaced Johnsey Bridge
Modern polygonal Warren pony truss
Span length: 129.9 ft.
Total length: 129.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Also called
Johnsey Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.91866, -87.34475   (decimal degrees)
33°55'07" N, 87°20'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/468132/3753190 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
AL 20291 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 48796 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 77.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • July 2, 2013: New photos from Zachary S
  • May 21, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • May 20, 2011: Added by Ben Tate

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J. R. Kilgore Bridge
Posted July 3, 2013, by Zachary S

The pillars for the extra support structures of the original Johnsey Bridge are still there, albeit a few have fallen into the creek in floods since then. Some of the bracing is also visible underwater when the creek is low enough. If the slope down to Blackwater Creek at that location wasn't so steep, I'd have half a mind to go down there and salvage what remnants of the old bridge I could. It would have to be at low water stage, which would also cut out the chance of reaching it by boat since numerous tree trunks from an F3 tornado that passed right over the bridge in 2002 still litter the channel...

J. R. Kilgore Bridge
Posted June 5, 2013, by Zachary S

Admittedly, even though the old bridge is MUCH more appealing, at least they made the new bridge, and the new Wolf Creek bridge, much more classy than a normal old UCEB.