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Muscogee Wharf

Photo 

Looking South

Photo taken by David Backlin in March 2012

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BH Photo #228903

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Pensacola Bay
Location
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida
Status
Lost, but 2 piers remain
History
Built circa 1934, abandoned circa 1970
Railroad
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N; LN)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.41050, -87.19548   (decimal degrees)
30°24'38" N, 87°11'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/481224/3364290 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pensacola
Inventory number
BH 51926 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 3, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Wharf"
  • April 2, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Louisville and Nashville Railroad"
  • April 2, 2012: Added by David Backlin

Sources 

Comments 

Muscogee Wharf
Posted June 4, 2012, by Thomas Moody (twmoody [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The "piers" in the photo are the foundations for the rotary coal car unloader that the L&N installed in 1927. This equipment rotated railroad coal cars so their contents could flow down into a hopper then be sent onto ships through chutes. At the time it was the most modern coal unloader in the world. The unloader was about the only part of the wharf left after the fire in 1955.

Muscogee Wharf Bridge
Posted April 3, 2012, by Ja Fehr (jafehr [at] acm [dot] org)

http://home.mchsi.com/~jerrym151/Continued/SouthernStates3.h...

may have one or more photos of this structure.