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Mahorner's Bridge

Photos 

Mississippi, Noxubee Co. Macon Noxubee R. Highway Bridge Ms. 14, 6 Miles E To Mcleod, 4.5 Miles S On Mcleod-Shuqualak Road. Hohorner's Bridge (1884). Aerial View Of E Half, From N. David J. Kaminsky, Architectural Photography, Atlanta, Ga. Aug. 1978

Photo taken by David J. Kaminsky for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #314869

Map 

Description 

Very interesting and unusual abandoned truss bridge, apparently the same bridge as is HAER-documented (search 'Mahorner bridge'); only the middle span appears intact.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony truss swing bridge over Noxubee River on Abandoned alignment of Mahorner Rd
Location
Noxubee County, Mississippi
Status
Bypassed and abandoned with approach pony trusses removed
History
Built 1884, bypassed after 1970s
Builders
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Unusual truss bridge with two (now removed) pony truss approach spans and a long central swing span
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.01957, -88.45975   (decimal degrees)
33°01'10" N, 88°27'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/363660/3654402 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
McLeod
Inventory number
BH 63369 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 19, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • January 31, 2015: HAER photos posted by James Baughn
  • October 7, 2014: Updated by Zachary S: Added category "HAER documented"

Sources 

  • Zachary S
  • Flickr - Modern-day picture
  • HAER MS-11 - Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Columbus, Lowndes County, MS