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Lamb-Fish Bridge

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Side view

Photo taken by Nathan Culpepper

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Vertical lift bridge over the Cold Water River on Levee Road
Location
Tallahatchie County, Mississippi
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1905 by the American Bridge Co.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Design
Vertical lift Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 828.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 75.4 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 17, 1982
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.02253, -90.19225   (decimal degrees)
34°01'21" N, 90°11'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/759260/3768209 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 25 N., R. 1 E., Sec. 21
USGS topographic map
Fishhook Lake
Inventory numbers
NRHP 82004631 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 22936 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2012)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
80

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • December 18, 2006: Posted photos from Nathan Culpepper

Sources 

  • Nathan Culpepper - nathan [at] soundsgoodllc [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Lamb-Fish Bridge
Posted August 20, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Lamb Fish bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Lamb-Fish Bridge
Posted August 6, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Lamb Fish bridge drawing.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Lamb-Fish Bridge
Posted July 16, 2013, by ben (benjaminc1970 [at] msn [dot] com)

The lamb fish bridge is actually over the cold water river not the Tallahatchie river

Lamb-Fish Bridge
Posted January 1, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

How unique is that!

If I had it to do over again I would like a ceremony like that!.....but would probably have to drug my wife to get her up there!!

Lamb-Fish Bridge
Posted January 1, 2011, by Amanda (mandy_pooh_38646 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My older brother got married on top of that bridge on November 22, 2008!!

Lamb-Fish Bridge
Posted April 10, 2009, by Kelly Standard (kstandard [at] mdot [dot] state [dot] ms [dot] us)

Lamb-Fish Bridge spans over the Cold Water River and White Lake.

Lamb-Fish Bridge
Posted March 14, 2009, by Rebecca Reynolds (juindix04 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks so much for posting these photos. I am orginally from Tallahatchie County.

Lamb-Fish Bridge
Posted February 14, 2009, by JERRY L. MURPHY (jerry9188 [at] att [dot] net)

PHOTOS TAKEN AUG. 8 ,2008

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Lamb-Fish Bridge
Posted December 3, 2007, by Jason Pardoe (wjpardoe [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Not too many years ago when I was a teenager, (1986 or so) this bridge still had the "draw" portion in place and the entire bridge was wooden. The bridge was open to traffic even though not all of the wood was in place. You would have to travel a piece, stop, get out, and move good wood from behind you to fill holes in front of you so you could advance a little more before repeating the process. A trip across the bridge took a good 15 - 30 minutes. The concrete portion was placed there in the late 80's or early 90's. Around this same time someone took a torch and cut the placard from the bridge...a dying shame!

Lamb-Fish Bridge
Posted July 15, 2007, by Nathan Culpepper (nathan [at] soundsgoodllc [dot] com)

This is definitely one of the coolest bridges I've ever come across.

Lamb-Fish Bridge
Posted July 3, 2007, by Terry Traver

Visited this bridge last week - June 2007 - still open to traffic.

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