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Hankinson Bridge

Photos 

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Photo taken by Layne Logue in September 2015

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BH Photo #338336

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned swing through truss bridge over Big Black River on Hankinson Road (Old US 61)
Location
Warren County, Mississippi, and Claiborne County, Mississippi
Status
Abandoned
History
Bypassed by new alignment of Hwy 61 in 1987
Design
Swing through truss
Also called
US61 Big Black River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.12024, -90.89053   (decimal degrees)
32°07'13" N, 90°53'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/699009/3555712 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Willows
Inventory number
BH 51227 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,160)
Claiborne County, Mississippi (10)
Mississippi (663)
Movable (2,738)
Pratt through truss (4,704)
Pratt truss (8,179)
Swing (1,291)
Through truss (13,178)
Truss (29,876)
US 61 (93)
Warren County, Mississippi (38)

Update Log 

  • September 30, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 28, 2015: New photos from Ben Tate
  • February 7, 2012: Added by Ben Tate

Sources 

  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

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

The comment that this bridge was replaced by a new new alignment of Hwy 61 in 1987 is incorrect. US 61 followed basically its current alignment through southern Warren County and Big Black crossing near Deer Park in Claiborne County for several decades as a two-lane highway prior to Mississippi's building out its main US highways to divided four-lane.

Hankinson Bridge
Posted February 19, 2012, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I tried to visit this bridge, but was faced with a locked gate about half a mile from the bridge. I approached it from the southern end. The gate is just north of the intersection between Old Hwy 61 and Hanknson Rd. I was in a hurry and didn't have time to talk to any of the neighbors.

Hankinson Bridge
Posted February 8, 2012, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I'll be out that way on Monday, so I'll try to check it out if time(and the neighbor) permits it.

Hankinson Bridge
Posted February 8, 2012, by Spanfan

The Bing Maps bird's-eye view shows the remaining span finally fallen over on its side. The pic of the "teeter-totter" was funny, though!

Hankinson Bridge
Posted February 8, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Wow, never seen a bridge collapse look like that before.

Hankinson Bridge
Posted February 7, 2012, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge has only one span remaining, and it has tipped over its abutment with one end in the water and the other pointing to the sky. Here's a couple links to photos.

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/868751

There's someone standing on the end of it in this photo

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/868950