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Duncan Bridge

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Overview
Cantilevered Warren through truss bridge over Sipsey River on CR 41
Location
Winston County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1967
Design
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 360.9 ft.
Total length: 1,035.2 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.00000, -87.22361   (decimal degrees)
34°00'00" N, 87°13'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/479349/3762178 (zone/easting/northing)
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Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
4,590
Inventory numbers
AL 9371 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 49517 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 50 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 6, 2013: New photos from Ben Tate
  • July 13, 2013: New photos from Zachary S
  • May 12, 2013: New photos from Zachary S
  • September 6, 2011: Added by Ben Tate

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Comments 

Duncan Bridge
Posted August 23, 2016, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

the old duncan bridge is 100ft below this bridge.if the lake is ever drained, that would be a sight to see.

Duncan Bridge
Posted June 6, 2013, by Zachary S

Also to add on to that, I want to mention that this bridge is QUITE high. You might think that the water below it is relatively shallow, but I assure you, Smith Lake is incredibly deep. Duncan Bridge is at least 200 feet above the flooded valley floor below. Here's a photo during the construction of the bridge in 1961 before the Sipsey River backed up behind the dam and created Smith Lake: http://sipseylanding.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Duncan-B...

Duncan Bridge
Posted May 12, 2013, by Zachary S

Go through here all the time, but I guess I never realised until recently how interesting it is, architecturally. A nice contrast to the vast numbers of UCEBs in these parts.

Duncan Bridge
Posted September 7, 2011, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nice bridge to build across a lake, even back in 1967. Too often when a dam is built for a big lake, any road crossing is a causeway and a UCEB in the middle.