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Big Black River Bridge

Photo 

Bridge Pier

Photo taken by David Backlin in March 2011

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BH Photo #196170

Map 

Description 

Likely built as part of the Dixie Overland Highway (later US 80) and was abandoned when the R.H. Henry Bridge was built.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Big Black River on Dixie Overland Highway/ original alignment of US 80
Location
Warren County, Mississippi, and Hinds County, Mississippi
Status
Lost
History
Likely abandoned circa 1929
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.34679, -90.70497   (decimal degrees)
32°20'48" N, 90°42'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/715982/3581190 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bovina
Inventory number
BH 48509 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 19, 2014: Updated by David Backlin: Changed from railraod bridge to highway bridge based on research by Steve Varner
  • December 5, 2012: New photo from Jared Mixson
  • March 27, 2011: Added by David Backlin

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Comments 

Big Black River Bridge
Posted April 13, 2018, by Bill Black (William [dot] Black [at] Berlin [dot] de)

Warrior's Trail / Dixie Overland Highway / US 80 (pre-1929).

Photos taken December 2003.

Big Black River Railroad Bridge
Posted March 27, 2011, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

This pier is the only evidence there was ever a bridge here.