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Eddiceton Bridge

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Eddiceton Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in August 2009

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BH Photo #144327

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Homochitto River on Burris Road
Location
Franklin County, Mississippi
Status
Bridge open under cross-at-your-own-risk policy
History
Built 1909
Design
Pratt and Camelback through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 186.0 ft.
Total length: 488.7 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 16, 1988
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.49272, -90.78922   (decimal degrees)
31°29'34" N, 90°47'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/709985/3486326 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bude
Inventory numbers
NRHP 88002404 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 22856 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 20, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Bridge open under cross-at-your-own-risk policy
  • January 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Updated ownership
  • November 11, 2010: New Street View added by Jared Rainer
  • August 5, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: corrected spelling on bridge name

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jared Rainer - chumrain [at] bayspringstel [dot] net
  • Luke
  • Erik Hoffman - edh4801 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Eddiceton Bridge
Posted December 11, 2014, by Jerry (chapjl [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge has been abandoned by the county and is owned by a private landowner. The same landowner that owns the RV/ATV trailride park mentioned above. The bridge is mostly used by ATV's, but as the sign says, you may cross at your own risk.

Eddiceton Bridge
Posted March 23, 2012, by James Butler (meadville_tuki [at] yahoo [dot] com)

It should be noted the Eddiceton Bridge is no longer open to thru traffic.

Eddiceton Bridge
Posted January 26, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The sign isn't what would concern me... it would be the bent endpost. At least it looks bent in the photo. And crudely patched with plate.

Eddiceton Bridge
Posted January 25, 2012, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I can't believe the Google Street View Car actually drove across it.

Eddiceton Bridge
Posted January 25, 2012, by Chris P.

Nothing more inviting than a "cross at your own risk" sign.

Eddiceton Bridge
Posted January 25, 2012, by Mike McKenzie (mmckenzie [at] wgkengineers [dot] com)

This bridge is privately owned and is not maintained by the State of Mississippi or the Franklin County Board of Supervisors.

Eddiceton Bridge
Posted March 21, 2010, by Anonymous

Bridge is still open- drove a 1988 Camry across it about three weeks ago. There are holes in the bridge's flooring- one can look down and see the river as you pass by.

It appears that the bridge is not maintained by the state, as it appears to lead to only a couple of houses on the other side. I see that the map intimates that there is a road on the other side, but I did not see anywhere else to drive after going about an 1/8 of a mile on the other side. So, I had to cross it again. I doubt it sees 10 cars in a day. There appears to be an RV camp on the Highway 84/98 side of the river, right by the bridge.

Eddiceton Bridge
Posted August 6, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

That is one of the most amusing bridge warning signs I have seen.