Hatchie River Bridge- old Hwy 72
Approximately 3 miles west of Kossuth, CR 600 which was old Hwy 72 when the bridge was built
Photo taken by Milton Sandy Jr in May 2011
BH Photo #199910
Went to this site, April 19, 2014. The old bridges have been removed and new ones are being built. I've attached a picture of the construction of the new bridges looking west. We traced portions of US 72 from Walnut, MS to Corinth, MS. Sad I didn't get to see the old ones before they removed.
As a youth, I traveled over this bridge every day going to school. As a teen i was in an accident on the bridge. I found out the hard way that it is only big enough for one vehicle. As for accessing it, once you pass over tgere is really no place to go since the next bridge just a few yards away is destroyed. Always a favorite to me though. At one time it was a beautiful red color.
Thank you for posting these photos and comments. I am a family researcher especially interested in Tippah County, MS. I have a special interest in specifically where people lived and would like to know more about the roads and communities in the past. I didn't know CR 600 was old Hwy 72. I would like to know more about that.