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Hatchie River Bridge


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



Pony truss bridge over Hatchie River on 600
Alcorn County, Mississippi
Road is closed on West side, bridge accessible from East side
Built ca. 1930
Pony truss
Length of largest span: 64.0 ft.
Total length: 81.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.91000, -88.79889   (decimal degrees)
34°54'36" N, 88°47'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/335659/3864539 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 2 S., R. 5 E., Sec. 17
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory number
BH 22835 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 27, 2011: New photo from Milton Sandy Jr
  • May 24, 2011: New photo from Milton Sandy Jr


Hatchie River Bridge
Posted April 21, 2014, by Ramona (ramonapace [at] gmail [dot] com)

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.

Hatchie River Bridge
Posted December 4, 2013, by stacey (staceywilbanks20 [at] msn [dot] com)

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.

Hatchie River Bridge
Posted March 1, 2013, by Shirley (Cartwright) McKenzie (surelyjean [at] hotmail [dot] com)

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.