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Old Duncan Bridge

Photos 

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Under construction, 1900

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BH Photo #309721

Map 

Description 

The new Duncan Bridge is more than 100 feet above the level of the old pony truss, due to the massive depth of Smith Lake. Due to heavy rains, Smith Lake filled faster than expected, and the old bridge was not fully demolished before the water was too high to finish safely doing so. Therefore remnants probably still exist, a hundred feet or so below the surface of the lake.

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Sipsey River
Location
Winston County, Alabama
Status
Replaced by a new bridge and submerged
History
Built c. 1900, replaced by new Duncan Bridge and submerged under Smith Lake starting in 1961
Design
Pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.98956, -87.21037   (decimal degrees)
33°59'22" N, 87°12'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/480570/3761018 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sunlight
Inventory number
BH 64661 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Alabama (903)
Built 1900 (901)
Built during 1900s (6,799)
Inundated (79)
Pony truss (15,697)
Truss (31,236)
Winston County, Alabama (13)

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 28, 2016: Updated by Zachary S: More details and interesting information I found
  • December 13, 2014: Added by Zachary S

Sources 

Comments 

Old Duncan Bridge
Posted January 25, 2019, by Rayma MacRae (Raymamacrae [at] yahoo [dot] xom)

I need to get hold of whoever is keeping up with the history of the Duncan/Dunkin Bridge and other stuff. I have information clear back to the 1700ís starting with Rawley Duncan. Rawley was my 8th great grandfather. Who do you have for family that is alive? Want information so I can meet family I didnít know I had. My address is:

Rayma MacRae

7830 Tauromee Avenue

Kansas City, Kansas. 66112

913-748-7191

Old Duncan Bridge
Posted October 31, 2016, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

anyone went underwater to investigate?