Rating:
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Old Curry Highway Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2013

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BH Photo #267840

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Blackwater Creek on Old Curry Highway
Location
Walker County, Alabama
Status
Closed
History
Bypass bridge built 1969
Design
Steel stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.90862, -87.25678   (decimal degrees)
33°54'31" N, 87°15'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/476261/3752053 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Manchester
Inventory number
BH 58298 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Alabama (884)
Beam (13,548)
Closed (2,532)
Have street view (24,544)
Steel stringer (5,340)
Walker County, Alabama (50)

Update Log 

  • January 11, 2015: New photos from Zachary S
  • November 22, 2014: New photos from Johnny C Barrett
  • October 6, 2013: New photo from Ben Tate
  • October 5, 2013: Added by Ben Tate

Sources 

  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Johnny C Barrett - jcarsonbarrett [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Zachary S

Comments 

Old Curry Highway Bridge
Posted February 26, 2016, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

yet another saved bridge due to a utility pipe line.

Old Curry Highway Bridge
Posted October 7, 2013, by jayhawk

The concrete cast around the steel girder is a very cool detail! Can't say I've seen it done that way before. Also, It almost looks like there are steel stiffeners on the left side of each of the concrete elements. I would think that there would be a high probability of the concrete cracking due to flexure in the steel with a connection detailed like this, but it's still standing 70-80 years later...

Old Curry Highway Bridge
Posted October 7, 2013, by Zachary S

Haha oh wow! This bridge made it to the site! I thought about adding it myself when I joined the site months ago but I hesitated since I didn't know if it would be considered historic or not.

It's within a very short driving distance from the house, on the way to my grandmother's house in Curry, and carries a pipeline, which is probably the reason it wasn't demolished when the realignment led to its abandonment. I've been intending to get permission from the camp to which the approach area appears to belong to go out there to the bridge in person.