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Rockport Bridge

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Mississippi Historic Bridge Survey photo

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BH Photo #460858

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Description 

Designated as a Mississippi state landmark in 1987 and listed on the National Register the following year. Collapsed when a logging truck attempted to cross it in 1999.

https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/nom/prop/5647.pdf

Facts 

Overview
Lost two-span Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Pearl River on Rockport Road
Location
Copiah County, Mississippi, and Simpson County, Mississippi
Status
Collapsed
History
Built 1910; Collapsed 1999; Replaced 2004
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 475.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.79115, -90.14208   (decimal degrees)
31°47'28" N, 90°08'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/770605/3520843 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Georgetown
Land survey
T. 10 N., R. 21 W., Sec. 31
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
240
Inventory numbers
NRHP 88002414 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 22851 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 87.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 20, 2020: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • November 17, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • March 26, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • February 24, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Added NRHP record number

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Rockport Road Bridge (Original 1910 )
Posted July 1, 2008, by Dwayne R. Bonner, P.E. (dbonner [at] ftcweb [dot] net)

Collapsed by overweight truck in 1999. Replaced by 3 span plate girder (130ft+240ft+130ft=600 ft. total main spans) with prestressed concrete approach spans. Replacement Bridge designed by Maxwell T. Huff, P.E.; Built by T.L. Wallace, Inc.