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Pratt Ferry Bridge (1902)

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Pratt Ferry Bridge

Opening Ceremony

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Description 

Replaced an 1885 King Bridge Company span.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Cahaba River on River Bend Road
Location
Bibb County, Alabama
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1902 replacing an 1885 bridge; replaced 1952
Builder
- Champion Bridge Co. of Wilmington, Ohio
Design
8-panel, pinned Camelback through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.01916, -87.07861   (decimal degrees)
33°01'09" N, 87°04'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/492658/3653413 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86014 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Alabama (1,003)
Bibb County, Alabama (8)
Built 1902 (557)
Built during 1900s (7,512)
Cahaba River (17)
Camelback truss (401)
Champion Bridge Co. (100)
Lost (27,238)
Lost 1952 (57)
Lost during 1950s (799)
Owned by county (21,367)
Replaced by new bridge (18,491)
Through truss (16,168)
Truss (34,576)
Wooden deck (6,116)

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: added truss type and builder.
  • July 21, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com