Rating:
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Yazoo River Swing Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn in February 2015

Enlarge

BH Photo #316747

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Made obsolete in 1937

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss swing bridge over Old Channel Yazoo River in Yazoo City
Location
Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Mississippi
Status
Abandoned
History
Completed in early 1882; abandoned in 1937
Design
Swing span: Pin-connected, 13-panel Howe through truss resting on brick center pivot
North span: Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Approaches on both ends: Removed
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.84508, -90.42223   (decimal degrees)
32°50'42" N, 90°25'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/741258/3637057 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Yazoo City
Inventory number
BH 61718 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added stuff
  • October 17, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • February 23, 2015: New photo from James Baughn
  • February 21, 2015: New photos from James Baughn
  • February 18, 2015: Updated by James Baughn: Updated design following site visit - this is a true gem
  • July 14, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 14, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Douglas Butler
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Yazoo River Swing Bridge
Posted October 17, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The portal bracing also points to a possible King structure.

Yazoo River Swing Bridge
Posted October 17, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

It would be really interesting to know when this bridge was built. It has pin connections with unusual pins that are actually giant bolts meaning one end has a solid square head attached to the threaded rod. I know the King Bridge Company sometimes used these in place of regular pins, but beyond that I have no idea if this bridge is a King.

Yazoo River Swing Bridge
Posted February 21, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That is a beauty... And a very old one at that! The portals suggest ca.1880's.

Wonder if Yazoo City really knows what a neat piece of history they have here?