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Old Merrill Bridge

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Merrill Salem Road Bridge

Photo taken by Jared Rainer and Brandon Chumley in February 2009

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BH Photo #154826

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Description 

This bridge is is designated as an official Mississippi landmark by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Pascagoula River on Merrill - Salem Road
Location
George County, Mississippi
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
At risk for demolition and replacement. Replacement is favored by the county owner.
History
Built 1928
Design
Two span Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 176.0 ft.
Total length: 848.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Also called
Merrill - Salem Road Pascagoula River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.97784, -88.72702   (decimal degrees)
30°58'40" N, 88°43'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/335078/3428425 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Merrill
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
100
Inventory number
BH 44065 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 18, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • February 25, 2015: New photos from James Baughn
  • July 12, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged NBI, Updated To Reflect Closure and Demo Risk
  • April 22, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • February 10, 2010: Added by Jared Rainer

Sources 

  • Jared Rainer - chumrain [at] bayspringstel [dot] net
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

Old Merrill Bridge
Posted December 17, 2013, by Dustin Adams (weetbixmarmite [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Closed? Demolition? This bridge is too beautiful to demolish! And didn't they just do a rehab on it a few years ago?

I did get to visit it once and take a whole roll of pictures back in 2010 on my way from New Orleans.