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Rock Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Zachary S in January 2015

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BH Photo #313374

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Overview
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Rock Creek on CR 14 in Addison
Location
Winston County, Alabama
Status
Abandoned in 1998
History
Built 1925; bypassed on new alignment 1998
Design
Six panel pin-connected Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 212.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.21809, -87.15352   (decimal degrees)
34°13'05" N, 87°09'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/485859/3786348 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Addison
Inventory numbers
AL 274 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 36097 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 13, 2015: New photo from Zachary S

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Comments 

Rock Creek Bridge - off Sardis Airport Road
Posted July 20, 2016, by Rebecca (rebeccainphoenix [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thank you so much for posting these pictures! We used to cross it all the time when visiting family in the area. Can you imagine 9 people in an old Ford Mustang crossing that bridge in the 1970s and 1980s? I've been trying to find a way to see it again for years, but with limited time in the area, I never seem to have time to pull off and find it again.

Rock Creek Bridge
Posted February 26, 2016, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

another jewel saved thanks to the utility department.

Rock Creek Bridge
Posted January 13, 2015, by Zachary S

The most interesting part of this bridge for me was the supporting systems below and the approach; the truss span itself sits on an old stone abutment directly atop a bluff on the west end, with no approach, and the east end of the truss span is on tall lally columns, followed by a fairly long approach atop a slender steel beam supporting system. The other stone abutment is at the far end of the approach span.

Rock Creek Bridge
Posted October 25, 2013, by Zachary S

More good news for old truss bridge fans in 'Bama! This bridge is listed here as being lost, but Google Earth proves that the bridge was NOT torn down when the new one was built, and indeed still stands - quite abandoned - on the old alignment!

This is the second 'lost' bridge I've found so far still extant in north-central AL, and the Google Earth search continues for more.