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Old Walston Bridge

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Description 

Road straightened and replaced by higher-level concrete stringer in 1961. One pair of original steel caissons (reasoning of it likely being a truss bridge) still sits by the creek below the current bridge, at a canoe/kayak put-in. That they still exist on a flood prone creek 56 years past abandonment is amazing.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Truss bridge over Blackwater Creek on Walston Bridge Road
Location
Walker County, Alabama
Status
Replaced by a new bridge by 1961
Design
Very likely truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.90442, -87.22893   (decimal degrees)
33°54'16" N, 87°13'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/478834/3751581 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sunlight
Inventory number
BH 78035 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Alabama (876)
Lost (18,949)
Lost 1961 (32)
Lost during 1960s (410)
Replaced by new bridge (12,572)
Truss (29,557)
Walker County, Alabama (49)

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2017: Added by Zachary S

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