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Abiaca Creek Bridge


Photo taken August 2008 by Jerry L. Murphy


BH Photo #132009



Through truss bridge over Abiaca Creek on Nebo Rd.
Carroll County, Mississippi
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1930
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 101.0 ft.
Total length: 115.1 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 22, 2004
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.33281, -89.94932   (decimal degrees)
33°19'58" N, 89°56'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/225477/3692067 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Murdock Lake
Land survey
T. 17 N., R. 3 E., Sec. 14
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 04000218 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 22838 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 15.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 11, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Correction: New photo from Susie James added by Erik Hoffman
  • July 31, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge is on the National Register; Corrected GPS coordinates



Abiaca Creek Bridge
Posted November 25, 2017, by Tom Wicker (twicker [at] wickerfarm [dot] com)

This bridge (and the road leading to it) is closed as of November, 2017. The approach from the south is flooded, but can be waded on foot. The photo was taken by me on November 16, 2017 as dusk was coming on. Sad that this bridge has been allowed to deteriorate.

Abiaca Creek Bridge
Posted September 15, 2015, by Erik Hoffman

These old wood-decked Pratts have a special appeal for me. Also I agree that this bridge is older than 1930.

Abiaca Creek Bridge
Posted July 11, 2015, by Erik Hoffman

To Susie James:

I liked your environment photo and I added it to the bridge photograph profile.

Abiaca Creek Bridge
Posted April 29, 2009, by Susie James (sjj [at] microsped [dot] com)

Supervisors Minute Book Jan. 1924 in reference to the contract for Abiaca Creek at Black Hawk ... for F. L. Marshall. Book K -- This is the late Frank Lamar "Lay" Marshall, who built many metal and other bridges in the Carroll County, Miss., area late teens 1920s and early 1930s.

Abiaca Creek Bridge
Posted March 7, 2009, by anthony dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nice bridge in a very scenic location. I bet if you research the history of the bridge you will find it is much older. Any pin-connected span is normally 1910's or older.

Abiaca Creek Bridge
Posted March 7, 2009, by Susie James (sjj [at] microsped [dot] com)

I plan to review notes and Supervisors' minutes to try and determine which contractor built the Abiaca Creek Bridge in Carroll County, Miss., near Blackmonton community on County Road 144. I've written about its awards and its plight off and on since 2004 at least. Some think the old bridge just ought to be scrapped for some other costly structure. Some think it's more than a shame that more constant maintenance over the decades has not been practically done.This shot was taken in August 2003 to show part of the environment. Some of the locals referred to this creek as Hodges Creek because of an old time cemetery perhaps that had been very near.