Rating:
1 vote

Gatesville Bridge

Share:

Photos 

Photo taken by C Hanchey in November 2008

Enlarge

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Pearl River
Location
Copiah County, Mississippi, and Simpson County, Mississippi
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1920; bypassed by new bridge in 1997
Builder
- Converse Bridge Co. of Chattanooga, Tennessee
Design
Main span: Pennsylvania through truss
Approach span: Warren with alternating verticals pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 240.2 ft.
Total length: 417.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.99611, -90.22389   (decimal degrees)
31°59'46" N, 90°13'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/762274/3543372 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hopewell
Land survey
BN15149 SEC 20 T 2N R 1EB
Inventory numbers
NRHP 88002482 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 39985 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/1992)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 2.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
400

Update Log 

  • June 18, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Updated approach design & added categories "Steel grate deck", "A-frame portal"
  • October 30, 2012: New Street View added by Jared Mixson
  • February 28, 2012: Updated by David Backlin: Changed status to "Abandoned", not "Lost"
  • July 31, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge was built by the Converse Bridge Co.
  • March 28, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • March 15, 2009: Added by James Baughn
  • February 25, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • February 24, 2009: Added by C Hanchey

Sources 

Comments 

Gatesville Bridge
Posted February 6, 2017, by David Upton (d [dot] upton54 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I believe, according to the 1908 Simpson County News newspaper article this bridge was built or started construction in 1908.