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Abandoned IC South Fork Coles Creek Bridge

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over South Fork Coles Creek
Location
Jefferson County, Mississippi
Status
Abandoned
Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.63824, -91.18116   (decimal degrees)
31°38'18" N, 91°10'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/672483/3501774 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Church Hill
Land survey
T. 8 N., R. 1 W., Sec. 35
Elevation
160 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 49638 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,026)
Deck girder (4,500)
Girder (7,958)
Illinois Central Railroad (444)
Jefferson County, Mississippi (14)
Mississippi (645)
Plate girder (6,128)
Railroad (13,093)

Update Log 

  • September 16, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Added topo info
  • September 16, 2011: Added by Ben Tate

Sources 

  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

Abandoned IC South Fork Coles Creek Bridge
Posted February 4, 2014, by Don Morrison

Looks like there may be a structure at 31.633849,-91.208637

It's not over Coles Creek, however.

South Fork Coles Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted February 3, 2014, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Actually, the image above is the correct bridge at this location, as the bridge isn't/wouldn't be visible from the highway.

Furthermore, the bridge in your photograph doesn't appear next to US61 in the aerial imagery from Google, or in Google's Streetview at Coles Creek.

South Fork Coles Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted February 3, 2014, by Kelly Tucker (ktucker [at] csh [dot] msstate [dot] edu)

The bridge in the picture above is not the one I found on 2/1/2014. The bridge I found is next to US Hwy 61 just northeast of Cannonsburg, MS and is a wooden trestle. I would suggest that the picture above is further northeast of Cannonsburg just southeast of Stampley, MS over the Stampley Creek or about 3 mimles southeast of Fayette, MS over the Mudd Island Creek. In the picture above no road or highway is visible and I took the picture attached from Hwy 61,0

South Fork Coles Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted September 16, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

1988 topo quad shows this bridge on "Old Railroad Grade". 1953 NH 15-3 Natchez 1:250,000 quad shows Illinois Central RR

South Fork Coles Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted September 16, 2011, by Ben Tate

It appears to be a railroad bridge, but I can't find any tracks along its path on the satellite view. I found it on Bing.