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Mantachie Creek/Bankhead Rd SW Bridge

Photos 

Bankhead Bridge over Mantachie Creek

BH Photo #349379

Map 

Description 

This bridge was built during the construction of the Bankhead Highway in the 1920's. It's a truss bridge with a concrete deck. You can no longer drive to the bridge. Itawamba County maintained the bridge after the completion of what is now State Hwy 178 (formally Hwy 78). It was abandoned per landowners, who lived on each end of the bridge, request due to kids hanging out at the bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned warren pony truss bridge over Mantachie Creek on an abandoned section of Bankhead Rd (Old MS 178/US 78)
Location
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Design
Warren pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.24974, -88.47453   (decimal degrees)
34°14'59" N, 88°28'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/364224/3790830 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beans Ferry
Inventory number
BH 70526 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,055)
Bankhead Highway (26)
Itawamba County, Mississippi (19)
Mississippi (677)
Pony truss (15,085)
Truss (29,552)
US 78 (33)
Warren pony truss (2,957)
Warren truss (5,826)

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2016: Added by Glyn Robinson
  • January 13, 2016: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Glyn Robinson - contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Mantachie Creek/Bankhead Rd SW Bridge
Posted October 26, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

While we were all busy kicking the copyright football back and forth, Ms. Robinson did a field visit to a great bridge in Mississippi. I appreciate seeing the photos of it on here.

One interesting thing about this bridge is it has a Tennessee steel brand. This brand has been found on a few other bridges, so this is not the only example. That being said, I believe that this is one of the more uncommon nrands out there.

I'm glad to see some more Mississippi contributions on here. The state of Mississippi has not received as much coverage on here as some of the northeastern states. There are some great bridges in Mississippi that are well worth including on this website.

Mantachie Creek/Bankhead Rd SW Bridge
Posted October 25, 2017, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

More pics from a few weeks ago.

Mantachie Creek/Bankhead Rd SW Bridge
Posted October 25, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

That is great news! I am glad that the landowner is taking care of it. It will be good to see some more Mississippi Bridges on here.

Mantachie Creek/Bankhead Rd SW Bridge
Posted October 25, 2017, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I went to this bridge a few weeks ago to find that a local farmer has cleaned around the bridge. I drove up to it and walked all around it. I also took pics. Will upload them soon.

Mantachie Creek/Bankhead Rd SW Bridge
Posted October 31, 2016, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I'm not sure, David. It's been a long time since I have been to it.

Mantachie Creek/Bankhead Rd SW Bridge
Posted October 5, 2016, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Can one still walk to the old bridge?

Bankhead Highway Bridge
Posted February 27, 2016, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is the same bridge that I added a while back.

Mantachie Creek/Bankhead Rd SW Bridge
Posted February 23, 2016, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

here is a photo of this bridge. the area is taken over by weeds and bushes. you can't drive to the bridge anymore. hwy 178, which is still in use, is to the north of this bridge and during the winter you can catch a glimpse of this bridge by looking south if you time it just right.

Mantachie Creek/Bankhead Rd SW Bridge
Posted February 23, 2016, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I have seen, and driven on, this bridge and from all the pictures i have seen, i believe it is. although i'm not a bridge expert by any means. the road was the old bankhead highway which was the first all weather road running from washington dc to san diego california.

Mantachie Creek/Bankhead Rd SW Bridge
Posted January 13, 2016, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Help here: Is this an old Warren Pony Truss??