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Griffis-Fountain Chunky River Bridge

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Photo taken by Nathan Culpepper

BH Photo #107979

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Chunky River on Griffis-Fountain Road at Chunky
Location
Chunky, Newton County, Mississippi
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1922
Design
Main span: Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Approaches: Replaced with steel train car chassis on both ends
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 362.7 ft.
Deck width: 9.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.32138, -88.93166   (decimal degrees)
32°19'17" N, 88°55'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/318169/3577698 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chunky
Land survey
T. 6 N., R. 13 E., Sec. 35
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
135
Inventory numbers
NRHP 04000217 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 22912 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 11, 2010: New Street View added by Jared Rainer
  • March 26, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • December 22, 2006: Posted photo from Nathan Culpepper

Sources 

  • Nathan Culpepper - nathan [at] soundsgoodllc [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jared Rainer - chumrain [at] bayspringstel [dot] net

Comments 

Griffis-Fountain Chunky River Bridge
Posted February 27, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

On closer examination it looks like the rail cars used were CSX rail cars.

Griffis-Fountain Chunky River Bridge
Posted February 26, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

By closely looking at the pictures again it looks like they did put flatbed rail cars on both sides of the bridge.Still it's a great idea.

Griffis-Fountain Chunky River Bridge
Posted February 26, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I don't know if nobody noticed but they used flatbed rail cars for the entrance to the one side of the bridge.I don't know if they used the rail cars on the other side.Great idea.

Griffis-Fountain Chunky River Bridge
Posted February 25, 2016, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

glad to see this bridge still in use.

Griffis-Fountain Bridge
Posted March 13, 2009, by JERRY L. MURPHY (jerry9188 [at] att [dot] net)

PHOTOS TAKEN 03/01/2009