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Shubuta Bridge #2

Photos 

Photo taken by Ken Roberts in April 2005

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BH Photo #202532

Map 

Description 

This little bridge has witnessed some sordid history. Six people were lynched on it, 4 in 1918, and 2 more in 1942. Hence the nickname "Hanging Bridge". For more information, follow the links below.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Chickasawhay River on East Street (CR 275)
Location
Shubuta, Clarke County, Mississippi
Status
Abandoned
Design
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Also called
Hanging Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.88176, -88.68724   (decimal degrees)
31°52'54" N, 88°41'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/340417/3528571 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
De Soto
Inventory number
BH 48982 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 19, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • May 3, 2016: Updated by Roger Deschner: Add description, links for horrific events that happened on this bridge
  • June 26, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated road name
  • June 25, 2011: Added by Ken Roberts

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