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CAGY - US 82 Overpass (WB)

Photos 

East Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in April 2009

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BH Photo #137153

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned stringer bridge over US 82 WB on C & G RR in Leland
Location
Leland, Washington County, Mississippi
Status
Removed
History
Built 1935; Demolished 2015
Railroads
- Columbus & Greenville Railway (CAGY)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
Stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 25.9 ft.
Total length: 62.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.39878, -90.90563   (decimal degrees)
33°23'56" N, 90°54'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/694779/3697456 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Leland
Inventory number
BH 41856 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2015: Updated by Luke: Updated status per forum comment
  • September 15, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • April 16, 2009: Updated by David Backlin: Scheduled for demolition 2010
  • April 12, 2009: Updated by David Backlin
  • March 24, 2009: Added by David Backlin

Sources 

Comments 

CAGY - US 82 Overpass (WB)
Posted August 24, 2015, by Zack (hbkfan123123321321 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As of August 24th,2015 this bridge has been demolished.

CAGY - US 82 Overpass
Posted September 15, 2014, by Nolte (panamal [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

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.

US 82 Bridge
Posted June 8, 2011, by Bill McGann

Looks like the missing bridge was taller than the RR bridge, so was it a clearance problem?

US 82 Bridge
Posted June 7, 2011, by Davis (jel6479 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

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.!!