Photo taken by David Backlin in April 2009
BH Photo #137153
As of August 24th,2015 this bridge has been demolished.
I know this comment is about the RR bridge, but that's my interest. Is the RR bridge CAGY or IC (now operating under CN)? I've heard both. I'm doing some historic preservation work on these RR bridges and need to know.
Looks like the missing bridge was taller than the RR bridge, so was it a clearance problem?
The reason both bridges were taken out in the middle 80's is because the 18-wheelers kept getting stuck underneath the bridge!! The height was only around 13feet 8inches which is way under the normal 14feet plus of todays structures. Hwy 82 has become an interstate in of itself since the completion of the highway all the way to Alabama four laning. Hwy 61 is fast becoming the same way from Leland all the way north to Memphis. Leland is in the perfect spot for MAJOR traffic no matter what in the next few years. People can say what they want..Interstate 69 is going to cross at Greenville because no one in their right mind is going to put over $275 million into a bridge and be built like an interstate bridge. The govt. is short of money alreay and putting another bridge at Benoit would be useless. I could see the bridge at Helena being replaced before long.!!