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Buggs Ferry Bridge

Photos 

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Google Earth

BH Photo #298802

Map 

Description 

Located in Brookston Plantation.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bowstring pony truss bridge over Noxubee River on rural road
Location
Noxubee County, Mississippi
Status
Presumably abandoned
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.14813, -88.66785   (decimal degrees)
33°08'53" N, 88°40'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/344448/3668946 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lynn Creek
Inventory numer
BH 63370 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 14, 2018: New photo from Nathan Holth
  • October 27, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added historical name
  • October 7, 2014: Added by Zachary S

Comments 

Buggs Ferry Bridge
Posted February 14, 2018, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

This bridge, and a whole bunch of acreage, could be yours for only $12,790,000

http://www.mossyoakproperties.com/land/15647

Buggs Ferry Bridge
Posted February 14, 2018, by Zachary S

Very cool to find more info on this. I hadn't had much luck web searching or a chance to visit the area yet.

Buggs Ferry Bridge
Posted February 14, 2018, by Luke

For anyone else wanting to see the image on realtree's site, add "/deer-hunting-in-the-deep-south" after "/galleries" in Nathan's link.

For those who don't want to do that, here's the image:

Buggs Ferry Bridge
Posted February 14, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

A quick search for Noxubee River bridge on Google appears to provide some insight. A photo of the bridge (#9) on this page https://www.realtree.com/deer-hunting/galleries/deer-hunting... shows that this is a King bowstring with altered vertical members and altered overhead bracing. This is in fact a pony truss bridge by design. The webpage further mentions it is located in the Brookston Plantation. My Google search also found a postcard which I believe may be the same bridge. Note that the verticals are unaltered in the postcard.

Buggs Ferry Bridge
Posted February 12, 2018, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have been intrigued by this bridge for a long time. It would be awesome to find a Bowstring in Mississippi. Bowstring bridges are extremely rare in the Deep South from what I understand.

Buggs Ferry Bridge
Posted February 12, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The GIS for the county is incomplete. The dirt roads do not appear to be county property but the system doesn't seem to have owner info attached to the parcels near the bridge.

It looks like feet on the ground asking locals for permission is going to get the pics.

This is a great piece that shouldn't be sold off to scrappers.

Buggs Ferry Bridge
Posted February 11, 2018, by David Miles (amereservant [at] gmail [dot] com)

I tried visiting this bridge today and access to it is prohibited as far as I can tell.

Both attempted approaches to get to it were met by Private Property signs. I've attached photos of both points I met private property signs.

The one with the gate was located at 33.147120,-88.621120. The one in the timber area was located at 33.118565,-88.719111. It was late and I didn't have time to try and find another route.

I would suggest trying to contact the owner of the place with the gate and see if they will allow you on their property to view the bridge. These are all dirt roads in this area.

Noxubee River Bowstring Bridge
Posted October 27, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Thanks Luke, wish I was near enough for a quick visit, love to see underneath this one!

Noxubee River Bowstring Bridge
Posted October 27, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Has anyone found any more on this one?