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R.H. Henry Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo submitted by Bill Black

BH Photo #108012

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Big Black River on Old US 80
Location
Warren County, Mississippi, and Hinds County, Mississippi
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1929
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 172.8 ft.
Total length: 573.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.2 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 8, 2005
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.34796, -90.69768   (decimal degrees)
32°20'53" N, 90°41'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/716666/3581335 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bovina
Land survey
T. 16 N., R. 5 E., Sec. 22
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
830
Inventory numbers
NRHP 05000563 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 22946 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 42.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 21, 2012: New photos from Ben Tate
  • April 9, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • May 13, 2009: Updated by David Backlin
  • February 24, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Added NRHP record number
  • May 1, 2006: Posted photos from Bill Black

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Bill Black - William [dot] Black [at] Berlin [dot] de
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Nathan Holth
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

R.H. Henry Bridge
Posted January 18, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks,GS.That's what I thought that building might be.

R.H. Henry Bridge
Posted January 16, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Does anybody know what the building is at the one edge of the bridge?Is it tied in to the bridge in some way?

R.H. Henry Bridge
Posted January 16, 2019, by Calvin Sneed (us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This elegant gentleman is still with us.

Heavy rain had swollen the Big Black River when I visited yesterday and in 90 minutes, I only counted 12 cars. Fast moving water, but the entire bridge spans the river, and the piers were in pretty good shape visually.

Thankfully, the potholes on the east side probably keep a lot of the thru traffic down.

Carry on, fine old gentleman.

R.H. Henry Bridge
Posted April 13, 2018, by Bill Black (William [dot] Black [at] Berlin [dot] de)

Detail of original railing section and later repair/replacement section.

Date of photos December 2003.

R.H. Henry Bridge
Posted November 12, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Pardon the autocorrect typos. ***Though, not the whole***

R.H. Henry Bridge
Posted November 12, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I field visited this bridge today but as I was trying to drive across the country in a hurry I did not have time to stop to document it.

I did want to report the whole that the bridge is still open to traffic with no signs of replacement. Hopefully Mississippi will preserve it as it is on the NRHP.

There are several smaller overflow bridges along this stretch of road which appear to have been built at roughly the same time as this bridge.

The road coming in from the east is extremely rough with lots of potholes. Take it slowly! The road from the west is in much better condition.

R.H. Henry Bridge
Posted January 14, 2009, by JERRY L. MURPHY (jerrt9188 [at] att [dot] net)

photo taken 9/22/2007