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Tippah River Bridge



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Wooden bridge over Tippah River on MS 178 (Old US 78) northwest of Potts Camp
Marshall County, Mississippi
Open to traffic
Built 1937
Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 1,194.9 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.66162, -89.31485   (decimal degrees)
34°39'42" N, 89°18'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/287879/3837957 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Potts Camp
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory number
BH 22910 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • September 4, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • December 18, 2006: Posted new photos


  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com


Tippah River Bridge
Posted April 20, 2014, by Ramona (ramonapace [at] gmail [dot] com)

I was mistaken on my earlier post. The bridge that is out of service is over the Chewalla Creek & the railroad (about a mile from the Tippah River Bridge). It has been removed & is being replaced. Both bridges were built in 1937. I've attached a picture of the Chewalla Cr/RR bridge construction & the intact Tippah River Bridge.

Tippah River Bridge
Posted September 4, 2013, by Bart (bart [dot] youngblood [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of August 2013 the bridge is still closed, but has appeared to be under repair for the past few months.

Tippah River Bridge
Posted September 24, 2012, by Ramona (ramonapace [at] hotmail [dot] com)

As of Sept 22, 2012, this bridge was closed. It had a posted weight limit of 4T and was blocked.