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Tibbee Bridge


Tibbee Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in February 2011


BH Photo #193576

Street View 


Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Tibbee Creek on former Old Tibbee Rd.
Clay County, Mississippi
Built 1896 by the Southern Bridge Co.; bypassed 2001
- Southern Bridge Co. of Birmingham, Alabama
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 128.9 ft.
Total length: 426.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 16, 1988
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.53821, -88.63336   (decimal degrees)
33°32'18" N, 88°38'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/348343/3712150 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
West Point
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 88002411 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 48133 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 100 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 26, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 19, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • September 30, 2014: New photo from Zachary S
  • February 3, 2012: Updated by Ben Tate: Incorporated NBI info
  • February 14, 2011: Added by C Hanchey



Tibbee Bridge
Posted October 19, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is a significant find. A great Pratt truss was some angled lattice portal bracing. This one might even be wrought iron. I would not be surprised if it is composed of both Wrought Iron and Steel.

It makes me want to go Bridgehunting in Mississippi. When I drove across Mississippi in November of 2014, the Fall colors were really beautiful.

Tibbee Bridge
Posted June 5, 2014, by Ramona Pace (ramonapace [at] gmail [dot] com)

First picture is looking north over the Tibbee River.

Second picture is looking south under the bridge.

Third picture is looking south.

Nov, 2013

Tibbee Bridge
Posted September 5, 2011, by Kay Matthews Davis (kaydavisnc [at] gmail [dot] com)

I believe that my great-grandfather C P Matthews was the person that constructed this bridge while working for the Southern Steel Co.