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CAGY - Tombigbee River Bridge (Waverly)

Photos 

Waverly Railroad Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in May 2010

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BH Photo #165929

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Tombigbee River on former Columbus & Greenville Railway
Location
Clay County, Mississippi, and Lowndes County, Mississippi
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1914 by the Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co.
Builder
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Railroads
- Columbus & Greenville Railway (CAGY)
- Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W)
Design
Two riveted steel Warren through trusses, cantilevered from center post
Dimensions
Deck width: 18.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 23.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 20, 1989
Also called
Waverly Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.56513, -88.49686   (decimal degrees)
33°33'54" N, 88°29'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/361061/3714944 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbus North
Inventory numbers
NRHP 88002412 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 45322 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • October 15, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added HAER imagery
  • August 26, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 20, 2010: Added by C Hanchey

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • HAER MS-11 - Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Columbus, Lowndes County, MS
  • Luke

Comments 

CAGY - Tombigbee River Bridge (Waverly)
Posted June 27, 2015, by Betty Smith (whitewater0628 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is in terrible condition. Has anyone thought about preserving it? The supports/stanchions are crumbling and it appears the deck isn't in much better condition.

Really enjoyed the C. Hanchey photo from the deck of the bridge. I have always wondered what the deck looked like! Some of the ironwork is actually rather nice.

Noticed the 2nd stanchion doesn't show up in the original blueprints. Does anyone know when that was added? Was it after the area was flooded for the Tenn-Tom. river project?

I am an amateur painter and would enjoy painting from your photos. May I have your permission?

Many thanks,

Betty Smith