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Byram Swinging Bridge

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Byram Swinging Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in November 2008

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Overview
Wire suspension bridge over Pearl River
Location
Hinds County, Mississippi, and Rankin County, Mississippi
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1905 by W.H. Groome Son; Bypassed by new bridge in 1989
Builder
- W.H. Groome Son
Design
Swinging suspension bridge
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 23, 1979
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.17677, -90.24374   (decimal degrees)
32°10'36" N, 90°14'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/759886/3563359 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Florence
Land survey
32.176666, -90.243502
Inventory numbers
NRHP 79003427 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 39984 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • February 21, 2012: New photos from Ben Tate
  • January 26, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Added GPS coordinates
  • February 24, 2009: Added by C Hanchey

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Byram Swinging Bridge
Posted April 21, 2012, by Kay Davis (kaydavisnc [at] gmail [dot] com)

My grandfather Ed Matthews drew the plans for the bridge. He and his father, Charles P. Matthews didn't get the contract, but the company that did had to hire Ed Matthews to build the bridge!