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Strong River MS 28 Bridge

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Looking Northwest

Photo taken by David Backlin in March 2011

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BH Photo #196112

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Strong River on MS 28
Location
Simpson County, Mississippi
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1943
Design
Riveted, 7-panel Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 291.9 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.88656, -89.99369   (decimal degrees)
31°53'12" N, 89°59'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/295700/3529723 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mendenhall West
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
2,200
Inventory number
BH 22929 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 57 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 26, 2011: New photo from David Backlin
  • March 22, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Street View.

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Strong River MS 28 Bridge
Posted January 28, 2015, by LWS (agua [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

I grew up 6 miles from there and have undoubtedly crossed that bridge several hundred times. From the road bed, conservatively, it is 30 feet to the river at a non-flooded level.

Strong River MS 28 Bridge
Posted February 3, 2014, by Larry Lee (lwinlee [at] aol [dot] com)

Thanks for the responses. I think I'll settle for 15 feet as a good guess, although we probably did use the lower chord as the launch point. After all, how could I admit to the leap having been no more challenging than one from a three meter diving board?

Strong River MS 28 Bridge
Posted January 11, 2014, by Matt Lohry

The 13'-8" sign indicates the clearance from the roadway to the overhead portal bracing, not from the road to the river. The only way to really know the clearance from the lower chord to the river is to physically measure it, unless it's recorded on a data site somewhere.

Strong River MS 28 Bridge
Posted January 11, 2014, by Larry Lee (lwinlee [at] aol [dot] com)

In the summer of 1949 when I was about 10, I spent two weeks at nearby Camp Mondamin. One day, two other camp friends and I found out way to this bridge, where after considerable exhortations and dares, we each in turn jumped off the structure into the Strong River. Although thrilled and relieved to have survived without injury or drowning, I don't believe I ever told my parents about this extracurricular activity.

I still remember the sensation of free-falling and then hitting the water. I did not know the height of the bridge, but at the time it seemed (and we boasted )it was a 30 or 40 foot plunge.

Can anyone provide me with the measurement from the roadway deck or horizontal railing to the water level? I suspect it is no more than 20 feet or so, but I'd love to know how erroneous my childhood imagination may be off.

Thanks

Strong River MS 28 Bridge
Posted March 26, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Good to hear!

Strong River MS 28 Bridge
Posted March 26, 2011, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

To my knowledge, no. The highway appears to have recently been repaved, so it may be leftover from that.

Strong River MS 28 Bridge
Posted March 26, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That piece of heavy equipment sitting in the foreground is an ominous sign..... Is there anything going on with this bridge David?

Strong River MS 28 Bridge
Posted January 12, 2009, by JERRY L. MURPHY (jerry9188 [at] att [dot] net)

PHOTOS TAKEN 9/30/2007