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AGR - Alabama River Bridge

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AGR - Alabama River Bridge

Alabama

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in August 2014

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BH Photo #290516

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Description 

"On April 14, 1914 the US Secretary of War authorized the construction of a 584 foot steel swing span; the center section was 292 feet and weighed a massive 870,000 pounds, over the Alabama River south of Kimbrough, Alabama. The bridge had 2,814 foot wooden north approach span. The bridge was so precisely built that if a man was to stand on one end while it was open it would not close properly. The bridge was completed in 1915 by the American Bridge Company and still is operational to this day. The bridge is always lined to the railroad and opened when called by boats that require the necessary clearance. Initially the bridge was always manned by a dedicated bridge tender. The Pensacola to Kimbrough line was completed in late 1915."

http://www.freewebs.com/randycarnley/agrhistory.htm

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Alabama River on Alabama & Gulf Coast Railway
Location
Coy, Wilcox County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1915
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroad
- Alabama & Gulf Coast Railway (AGR)
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 584.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.92603, -87.48722   (decimal degrees)
31°55'34" N, 87°29'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/453942/3532339 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coy
Inventory number
BH 49634 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • October 21, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 4, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 15, 2011: Added by Ben Tate

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