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LN - Holmes Creek Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Holmes Creek on L&N railroad
Location
Graceville, Holmes County, Florida
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built ~1902 for the L&N branch line between Georgiana, AL, and Graceville, FL
Railroad
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (LN)
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 440.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.95971, -85.53279   (decimal degrees)
30°57'35" N, 85°31'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/640134/3426059 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87944 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 16, 2020: Updated by Sean Dean: Imagery from Historic Aerials confirms the existence of a bridge here. Length has been updated based on measurements taken using Historic Aerials imagery from 490 ft to 440 ft.
  • January 28, 2020: Added by Sean Dean

Sources 

  • Sean Dean

Comments 

L&N Holmes Creek Bridge
Posted February 2, 2020, by Zachary S

I love tracing abandoned rail lines. Can find a ton of cool stuff while doing so.

L&N Holmes Creek Bridge
Posted February 2, 2020, by Tim Wells (wellsmediation [at] gmail [dot] com)

I can't help with the bridge, but I'm glad you're tracking the route. Nature is quickly taking it over.

L&N Holmes Creek Bridge
Posted January 28, 2020, by Sean Dean

I discovered this bridge (or, at least what certainly looks like a bridge) while tracking the L&N branch line from of Andalusia, AL. I checked my work using Google Earth, and the 1997 historical imagery does seem to support the existence of a bridge here, though I would love to have someone double check my work.